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y our forces. A gentleman who left Fincastle as late as Tuesday says that they retreated on the Barber's Creek road and came out at Hook's, on the Rich Patch Mountain, four miles beyond Rearing Run Furnace, the property of the Petersburg Locomotive and Iron Works Company. All Saturday night they retreated rapidly on the Barber's Creek and Raleigh roads, and crossed Jackson's river early on Sunday morning over the Island Fork bridge, for the destruction of which an order had been sent to Col. Jackson. The latter officer's forces are said to have been within a few miles of the bridge when the enemy crossed, but failed to give them battle. In their eagerness to destroy the bridge after them, the enemy left nearly a thousand of their men behind, who were attacked by Maj. Laidley, at the head of a small party of men, and completely routed with a loss of 200 prisoners and 30 negroes. The main body of Averill's command crossed the river again at Covington, about 9 o'clock on Sunday m