0,000 men. With these he advanced against the Confederates.
He sent Gen. J. D. Cox with a detachment to keep Wise in check, while with his main body, about 10,000 strong, he moved to attack Garnett at Laurel Hill, near Beverly.
At the same time a detachment 4,000 strong, under General Morris, moved towards Beverly by way of Philippi, while another body, led by General Hill, was sent to West Union, to prevent the escape of any Confederates by that way over the Alleghany Mountains, to join Johnston at Winchester.
Garnett was then strongly intrenched at Laurel Hill, with about 8,000 Virginians.
Georgians, Tennesseeans, and Carolinians.
To this camp Morris nearly penetrated, but not to attack it—only to make feints to divert Garnett while McClellan should gain his rear.
There was almost daily heavy skirmishing, chiefly by Colonels Dumont and Milroy, on the part of the Nationals.
So industrious and bold had been the scouts, that when McClellan appeared they gave him full informati
gett, company F, 33d regiment.
W. H. Hollifield, company F, 18th regiment.
J. O. J. Douglas, company K, 37th regiment.
W. G. Oliver, company E, 23d regiment.
F. Hensley, company K, 5th regiment.
J. Costner, company H, 37th regiment.
Andrew J. Brant, company D, 13th regiment.
John Raper, company I, 2d regiment.
Alfred G. Snipes, company E, 5th regiment.
Preston Lloyd, company E, 4th regiment.
Edward Hewitt, company G, 20th regiment.
J. D. Smith, company I, 35th regiment.
James Johnston, company E, Fourth regiment.
Eli W. Moore, company K, 6th regiment.
Daniel Masais, company E, 7th regiment.
Samuel Jackson, company D, 49th regiment.
Thomas Marron, company K, 16th regiment.
J. W. Edison, company C, 48th regiment.
G. W. Scarlett, company G, 14th regiment.
E. Girdman, company C, 2d regiment.
E. E. Harris, company E, 4th regiment.
W. G. Moore, company B, 5th regiment.
W. H. Holder, company C, 4th regiment.
J. D. Stephenson, company G, 1st regiment.
nett, Thos Johnston.
Wounded: Capt J T Douglass, Lt J C Gross, Serg'ts J S Davis and Wm Graham, Corp'l E. D. Fry and James Johnston, privates F Comer, Wylie Easters, A J Cline, J B Gorel, J P Jeter, Jas Jenkins, G J Lee, J McJunkin, J A S Oxner, D Pn, W Carter, J T Collins, A Coln, J M Grant, A J Hood, J D Humphries, G W Hancock, W N Hardin, A J Hyndman, L Jones, W D Johnston, J M Kirkpatrick, R T Morrow, J E McKnight, A Melton J E Niel, J A Saunders.
Company F, Capt Jonathan Fitchett.--Kivates John Turney, J A Clenton, W A Moore.
Wounded: O S H J Allison, Sergt J A Bell, privates J C Parris, F H Lynn, E R Johnston, S J Harver, Wm Whitager, J H Yearwood, S A Smith, W J Fewell, John J Gasaway, R J Wilson, C H Mintz, Curtis Parrot, Jo Capt John White--Killed: Private W S F McFadden.
Wounded severely: Sg't J P Miller, privates J M Caskie, W O Glover, H Johnston, B Merritt, and J S Nivens.
Wounded slightly: Capt J M White, Jr 2d Lieut T M Wylis; privates B F Baker, Jas Epps, P