is at Ceredo, in Wayne County, now under command of Colonel Zeigler. Captain Smith and his men reached the Court House, a distance of twenty miles, about daylight on Sunday morning, and took possession of the place.
Some of the troops went to the Court House and rang the bell, which appeared to be the signal for the rebels to rally.
Eight of them answered to the call, running immediately to the Court House, when they were taken prisoners — among them Hurston Spurlock, their chief, also Jesse Spurlock, and Stephen Strother, who are leaders among the rebels.
Captain Smith despatched a messenger for reinforcements on Sunday.
Major Ralph Ormstead, with Captain McFadden's company, and a part of Captain Kirk's, with a portion of the cavalry, numbering in all ninety-eight men, went up as a reinforcement, arriving on Monday.
Scouts were then sent out, and encountered the rebels about a mile from the Court House.
Our cavalry heard the firing, and went to their assistance.
When the rebels