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ers and a large quantity of arms, ammunition, etc. The enemy's wounded have all fallen into our hands. Our loss in killed and wounded is about one hundred. B. F. Kelley, Brigadier-General. General Averill's despatch. near Falling Springs, West-Virginia, November 7, 1863. Brigadier-General Kelley, Commanding DepartmentBrigadier-General Kelley, Commanding Department: On the fifth instant I attacked Jenkins in front of Mill Point, and drove him from his position, with trifling loss on either side. Yesterday morning he was reenforced by General Echols, from Lewisburgh, with Patten's brigade and a regiment of Jenkins's command, and assumed a strong position upon the summit of Droop Mountaed shots. The enemy now massed his whole force on our left and centre, consisting of about four thousand cavalry under Averill, and three thousand infantry under Kelley. To oppose this force, we had eleven hundred, of which eight hundred were cavalry. For four hours we contended against these overwhelming odds. The enemy, movi
d, No; the General went to Wilmington this morning; that he was Captain Kelley, of the Engineer Corps, and on the staff of the General; that t to dress himself without delay, and prepare to go with us. He (Captain Kelley) was terribly excited, and exclaimed: What, you take me, surrou too much for me; I took it as a memento and comforter. We ran Captain Kelley down to the boats, expecting every moment to hear the alarm, annd two contrabands)--all right so far. Now to get by the forts. Kelley said we never could do it — would be blown out of the water, etc. W! how the lights were flashing from all points, above and below us. Kelley understood these signals, of course; said they had telegraphed to tt of Fort Caswell, (Colonel Jones,) so as to get the effects of Captain Kelley; landed on the beach under guns of the Fort. Colonel Jones ands obliged to wait there until they could send to Smithville for Captain Kelley's clothes, etc., etc. At first Colonel Jones was very reserved