o be foraging and subsisting generally on the rebel sympathizers, who are pointed out to them by tories.
They take produce of every description and send it back to Knoxville, as I have represented in a former communication.
The few Southern men who remain keep quiet, saying but little, and thus secure the safety of their persons until they can get a safe chance to get out of the lines.
Quite a number of refugees are coming through.
Among others I have had the pleasure of meeting Captain H. E. Robertson, editor of the Greenville Banner. It will be recollected that Capt. E., was the Johnson's organ, but on the breaking out of our troubles he turned his organ against him at his own door, and fought the tories manfully at Greenville, even at the risk of his life, while there were only nine avowed Southern men in that place.
He is now a refugee from his home, and, although exempted by age, is in the service of his country, doing all he can to drive the vandals from the land he loves
wounded officer of the 5th N. C. regiment of cavalry, who came down on the Central train last night, we have some further particulars of the fight in Madison county on Tuesday.
In the morning our cavalry, consisting of Hampton's, Jones's, and Robertson's old brigades, were stationed on the Rapidan river, near Liberty Mills.
They learned that the enemy were approaching in force on the turnpike road leading from Madison Court-House to the Mills, and preparations were at once made to meet them.where a force of the enemy had crossed at an upper ford.
Here another engagement ensued, resulting in the enemy being driven back over the river.
On Wednesday our cavalry crossed the Rapidan into Madison county, and drove the enemy across Robertson's river, capturing, it is reported, a number of prisoners and several wagons.
Our loss in killed and severely wounded in the fight of Tuesday is estimated at about one hundred.
In addition we had a number slightly wounded and a few captur