rlin, at which place there were three thousand militia posted, under the command of Colonel Runkle.
Morgan's men threw one shell in their midst, which acted like a charm on the militia, who instantly became — missing.
We camped that night at Jackson, and started again at three o'clock on the morning of the eighteenth, and followed on by way of Keystone Furnace.
We found that they had burnt a bridge over Raccoon Creek, and had captured two boxes of army clothing.
At the little town of Linesville, the home guards tore up the bridge and blockaded the road, detaining the rebels another two hours, and doing as good service as the citizens of Jasper.
Part of the rebel force had gone down by way of Wilkesville, where they burnt two or three bridges; we went on to Chester, where they had burnt a bridge over Shade Creek, and encamped for the night.
On the nineteenth, the battle of Buffington Island took place, if so slight a skirmish is worthy of the name of a battle.
We started out