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the fight in Green Brier we have yet seen: The line defended by the Army of Western Virginia extended from Pocahontas County to the Tennessee line. Colonel William L. Jackson, with a small force of cavalry and a section of artillery, occupied the extreme right at or beyond Mill Point, in Pocahontas County--a point about fortythe roads leading from the Kanawha Valley. The command reached a point about fourteen miles from Lewisburgh, on the fifth instant. There it was learned that Colonel Jackson had retired before the superior force of the enemy, and held a position on the top of Droop Mountain, twenty-eight miles from Lewisburgh. Early on the morning of the sixth the march was resumed, and Colonel Jackson's position reached about ten A. M. The enemy were making preparations for the attack. The country was so densely covered with forests that it was impossible to ascertain the force of the enemy. Our position in many respects was a very strong one, but, as the enemy coul
two hundred small arms, one caisson, and four stands of colors. Of the prisoners, there were over one hundred commissioned officers, including five colonels, one lieutenant-colonel, and one major. The enemy's force consisted of the First Louisiana brigade, and a North-Carolina brigade, comprising the Sixth, Seventh, and Fifty-fourth regiments. The First Louisiana brigade (most of which fell into the hands of my regiment) was the first command ever assigned to the late General Stonewall Jackson. We occupied the fortifications during the night, advancing to near Brandy Station yesterday. The affair was a complete and glorious victory. It affords me the greatest pleasure to report the unwavering bravery of every officer and man in my command, each vying with the other in the execution of various deeds — none flinching, but pressing forward with a determined will to win. Where all so nobly did their whole duty, it is difficult to discriminate between them. The colors captured
ecent fight between the forces under General William L. Jackson and the Yankees under Averill, gives upon Lewisburgh from the Kanawha valley. General Jackson at once concluded that the force of five nted infantry. Crossing at McGraw's Gap, General Jackson came to Jackson's River, and found it swod a skirmish with Averill's advanced forces. Jackson immediately ordered an advance of the Twentie to attack the enemy directly. At that point Jackson conceived the idea of taking a detachment of ously and cutting his column in two. In this Jackson succeeded perfectly. One half of the Yankeest the bridge after he had crossed, to prevent Jackson from burning it, themselves fired it, and in nstances, the occupants of the houses given. Jackson also captured a number of mules and wagons. speed, destroying their train and artillery. Jackson knocked some in the head; the citizens beat tverill was penned up. McCausland, Echols, and Jackson at one gate; Lee and Imboden at the other. S[4 more...]