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ion as aide-decamp, with the rank of colonel. I cannot insist upon retaining him from such increased rank. Send somebody else. If the enemy should move by way of the Pound, I have not a sufficient force to resist them — no artillery — no intrenching tools, nor axes, spades, nor picks. If they come we will give them a fight, but this will do us no good but to destroy a few of them. I have just learned from a spy that a steamboat arrived at Piketon yesterday with supplies to the enemy. Maj. Howes wants more money; he has bought hogs, horses, wagons, &c., &c. Your obedient servant, John S. Williams, Colonel C. S. A. H. W. Chilton, A. A.-General. Account by a participant. The following description is given by a Union soldier who participated in the battle: camp “hopeless chase,” Pikesville, Pike County, Ky., Nov. 11, 1861. I take the first opportunity of writing to you that I have had since I sent my last to you. I have been in an engagement; have heard the col
s below Dam No. 5,) Dec. 22, 1861. This little hamlet is inhabited by persons engaged in the canal trade, but being; without an exception, strong Unionists, threats have been made by the enemy to destroy their habitations, causing considerable anxiety. This place is closely watched by the Indiana boys. Last night the large barn occupied by John E. Conode, but owned by Samuel Stonebreaker, of Baltimore, was fired by an incendiary, and consumed, with nearly all its contents, including six horses, five cows, several tons of hay, five hundred bushels of wheat, hogs, agricultural implements, wagons, harness, &c. Loss twelve to fifteen thousand dollars. Mr. Conode is a Unionist, and was absent from home at the time. Sharpsburg, Dec. 22 1861. Captain Howes battery of the Fourth regular artillery arrived here to-night, en route from Romney to Washington. The men are perfect war dogs in appearance, having performed the most arduous duties under General Kelly, in Western Virginia.