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both will be greatly surprised to hear that I am back again to the hospital at the Fortress, but not with sickness this time, but in consequence of a wound which I received last Saturday afternoon in the fight at South-Mills. You know I said in my last letter that we expected to have another fight soon. Well, last Friday, the eighteenth, we embarked on board the steamer Ocean Wave--the other regiments going on other boats. About half-past 1 o'clock at night we landed at a place called Green Bank. We had to wade from the steamer about one quarter of a mile through the water. We commenced our march at half-past 2, and kept on till they attacked us about four o'clock in the afternoon. We had marched nearly thirty-eight miles. We were ordered by Gen. Reno, that is, our regiment, the Ninth New-York, and the Eighty-ninth New-York, to flank the battery on the right. I think there was not a musket fired on either side, it was all cannonading. I tell you what it is, our two small p
taunton pike crosses the mountain. This party, when they reached the summit, built a large number of fires, engaged all the hay in the country, and required accommodations for some half-dozen generals, and then made a circuit to the village of Green Bank, where they scattered a company of rebel cavalry, and made two prisoners. The brigade marched down the valley by the way of Green Bank. We were now in a fine country, that, in appearance, had escaped war's desolation. In this beautiful valleyGreen Bank. We were now in a fine country, that, in appearance, had escaped war's desolation. In this beautiful valley were a number of fine mansions, and, like almost all the fine houses in the South, had the appendages of negro huts — barbarism and civilization side by side. We passed through a magnificent forest of white-pine timber, such as would make the fortune of a company of enterprising Yankees, and encamped for the night at Matthews's Mills, where we found abundance of corn and hay for our horses. It was a cold, frosty night, but with our feet to big blazing fires, we slept soundly and awoke refresh
ere organized in April, 1861. One of the infantry companies, organized at Huntersville, included nearly 100 men, commanded at first by Capt. D. A. Stoner and later by Capt. J. W. Matthews, was ordered to Philippi, where it shared the fate of Colonel Porterfield's forces. The company formed part of Reger's battalion, which was consolidated with Hansbrough's battalion to form the Twenty-fifth regiment, the Huntersville company becoming Company I. The other infantry company was organized at Green Bank in April, 1861, with 106 men, under Capt. James C. Arbogast, and was ordered west on the Parkersburg turnpike, and later stationed at Laurel Hill, as Company G of the Thirty-first regiment. The cavalry company, about 75 men, Capt. Andrew McNeel, went to Laurel Hill, but could not be supplied with arms at that time, and disbanded, about a third of them going into the Bath cavalry, Captain Dangerfield, with which they had distinguished service throughout the war. In the spring of 1862 Capt
ynolds, at about 9:30, moved a strong column from the woods, in which his main body was concealed, to turn Jackson's left. This column crossed the narrow valley and the shallow South Fork and a saulted the Confederate left, under Colonel Rust, who held it with his Third Arkansas, Col. William L. Jackson's Thirty-first Virginia, the Ninth Virginia battalion under Capt. J. A. Robertson, and Anderson's two field guns. These met the assault from their intrenchments along the road leading to Green Bank, and drove it back in confusion and with loss. Two Federal guns opened spitefully upon Rust after this, but met with a vigorous response from Anderson. While keeping up this artillery fire upon the Confederate left and center, Reynolds organized an assault, with the larger portion of his command, upon the Confederate right, which was held by Col. Edward Johnson with his First Georgia, Col. J. N. Ramsey's Twelfth Georgia, and Capt. F. F. Sterrett's Churchville, Va., cavalry. Watching t
Depredations of the enemy in the northwest. We have authentic intelligence from Pocahontas county, Va., that the Federals, numbering some priorities, invaded a place called Green Bank on the night of the 23d of October and committed various depredations. The stories of the Messrs. Waddell and others were robbed, as well as the post-office at Green Bank. The rascals arrested two citizens of the county.-- Hevener and J. H. subsequently released the former. Several were visited, with aGreen Bank. The rascals arrested two citizens of the county.-- Hevener and J. H. subsequently released the former. Several were visited, with a view to making prisoners, but the proprietors being and sent from home their object was not accomplished. Col. Baldwin, whose camp at that time was on the top of the Alleghaney Moun was about to send a force after the marauders, who had retired towards their camp on Cheat Mountain. In connection with this matter, we may allude to the generally exaggerated impression which prevails as to the extent of the in Western Virginia. A reliable correspondent assures us that it has never extended
Excitement at Monterey — Expected from the Yankees — Promotion of Colonel Johnson, &c. The Lynchburg Republican, of the 7th contains an interesting letter from its special correspondent at Monterey, dated January 3, from which we extract the following: Much excitement prevails, owing to a port that the Yankees are encamped, 3,000-8,000 strong, at Camp Bartow, and force on the farm of Uriah Hevenor, and Green Bank. The people here think they (the Yankees) will pass around our and come to this place, a distance of sixty miles from Camp Alleghany, to take possession of our Commissary Department at our place, where a large amount of previous are stored. Last night a messenger was dispatched Gen. Edward Johnson to Col. Goode's Regiment, camped near this place; also Col. Wm. C. Scott's regiment, encamped Crab Bottom, to report at Camp Alleghany without delay. The presumption is, the orders were sent on the and that Gen. Johnson anticipated to attack at Alleg