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side of his funeral I should like to stand by the side of his son on the battle-field in this struggle for liberty. Yours, very truly, John B. Floyd, Brig. Gen., Commanding Army of Ka. By H. B. Davidson, Maj. & A. A. G. Skirmishing near Winchester. From a letter in the Lynchburg Republican dated "Army of the Valley, Winchester, Va., Dec. 9," we extract the following: There has been some skirmishing down on the Potomac below Martinsburg this last week. On last Thursday Gen. Jackson ordered four pieces of Pendleton's battery and four companies of infantry to Martinsburg, for the purpose of destroying Dam No. 5 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which would very much incommode the Federals; and on Saturday the battery took their position on the bank of the river to demolish the Dam, but the enemy opened fire upon them, when they were obliged to recross the river; our battery then opened fire upon the enemy, attempting to drive them from their position, and continued to
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Hansbrough, Capt. Deithier, one of Col. Johnson's aids; and Capt. Mollohon, of the axton county company. The 31st Virginia regiment, commanded by Major Boykin; suffered more severely than my other. This is the regiment formerly under Col. Wm. L. Jackson, who was superseded by Col. Reynolds and resigned, but was reappointed to the command of the regiment on Saturday last. Col. Jackson is now a Richmond. The enemy left eighty dead on the field, said their loss in killed and wounded isCol. Jackson is now a Richmond. The enemy left eighty dead on the field, said their loss in killed and wounded is believed to be very heavy. It was a desperate fight, and a dearly bought victory. Col. Edward Johnston, under whose command the battle was fought, is a native of Chesterfield county, Va. He was an officer in the old U. S. army, and distinguished himself in Mexico. After his resignation, he returned to Virginia, and was assigned to the command of the 12th Georgia regiment, in Loring's division, a portion of which had been lately transferred to another point leaving Col. Johnston the seni