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and refused to be halted. All the wagons were captured, and about sixty of the guard, who at first ran without firing, until they had gotten a position on a hill-side, flanked by an impassable ditch, and here they made quite a stubborn resistance for a while. That same evening General Chambliss went up the creek a short distance, and, having invested a stockade fort of the enemy, garrisoned with twenty men, obtained its surrender. The next morning we proceeded down the valley of Patterson's Creek, collecting all the cattle and horses that could be found — the Yankee garrison at Williamsport having set fire to their fort and escaped to the mountains when we approached. The next day we invested Burlington, where the Yankees had constructed a fort impregnable to an enemy armed with merely small arms. Here again they set fire to their fort and took to the woods. We succeeded, however, in capturing fifteen or twenty of them. General Lee then sent his cattle and disabled me