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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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of sixteen men, each armed with rifles and a pair of revolvers. They gave us a hard chase, but we finally captured them. They parleyed, but finally concluded not to resist, although against the advice of Showalter. The names of the party are T. A. Wilson, Tennessee; W. Woods, Missouri; Charles Pendroth, Kentucky; Wm. Sands, Tennessee; T. L. Roberts, South Carolina; R. H. Wood, Mississippi; T. W. Woods, Virginia; J. W. Sampson, Kentucky; S. A. Rogers, Tennessee; J. Lawrence, Arkansas; Levi Rogers, Alabama; Henry Crowell, Pennsylvania; Wm. Turner, Georgia; Dan. Showalter, Pennsylvania; A. King, Tennessee. Retook two of the party on the 27th, near the post, viz.: E. B. Summers and F. V. Chum. They were the advancing party, eighteen in all. I am now examining them, and will send you by express, that will leave here to-night some time, full particulars. They now regret that they did not resist; if they had they would have given us a hard fight. There is no doubt that every one o
s beyond the Greenbrier River, and therefore seventeen miles west of the scene of the battle on Friday last. The troops of the enemy were supposed to number about five thousand, and supposed also to be under the orders of Gen. Reynolds, the same who commanded at Greenbrier. The troops on our side consisted of two Georgia regiments, Col. J. B. Baldwin's regiment of Virginia troops, and two Virginia battalions — the one commanded by Lieut.-Col. Hansbrough, of Taylor County, the other by Maj. Rogers, of Barbour County. There were also two field-batteries — the one commanded by Capt. Anderson, the other the battery of Capt. Rice. Our whole force numbered about two thousand, and were under the command of Col. Edward Johnson, of the Georgia troops, a native of Chester-field County, Va. It has already been stated that our army had fallen back from their entrenched camp at Greenbrier River, the scene of their former glory, and that a portion of our troops had been transferred elsewhe