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The Daily Dispatch: November 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements — the enemy believed to be Advancing on Staunton. (search)
Averill's movements — the enemy believed to be Advancing on Staunton. From Staunton we have some further particulars of the movements of the enemy's forces under Gen. Averill, and the operations of our own forces in consequence. When Gen. Imboden learned of Averill's advance into the counties of Pocahontas and Greenbrier, he moved rapidly to the aid of Gen-Echols and Col. Wm. L. Jackson, who had formed a junction at a point known as Droop Mountain, some 25 miles Northwest of Lewisburg. On the route Gen. L. was reinforced by the Home Guards of Rockbridge and the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute. The enemy having defeated Jackson and Echols, turned in the direction of Covington, about two miles from which point they were met by Imboden's forces. Fire was immediately opened upon the enemy's advance, which caused him to retire. Imboden's force being too small to justify a pursuit, he fell back, blockading the road, to Buffalo Gap, in Augusta county. The enemy are