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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements in Western Virginia. (search)
ted infantry and 1,500 cavalry, pushed on to the Sweet Springs, in Monroe, some fifty miles from Salem, Roanoke county.--Gen. Echols, in the meantime, fell back to Union, Monroe county, twenty-three n. Sam Jones was stationed. Averill, finding the way open and his course unopposed, moved on to Salem, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, which point he reached yesterday morning. Here they bunemy. The force under Averill started out from Beverly, in Randolph county, a distance from Salem of nearly 170 miles, and the only force which made a show of opposition to their progress was thy which they approached Lewisburg. After leaving Lewisburg they took the road leading direct to Salem, by way of the Sweet Springs. The statement, therefore, that they came, in from Kanawha is incoication between Gen. Lee's army and our forces in Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. Salem, in Roanoke county, which has been reached by the enemy, is not immediately on the Virginia and
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements in Western Virginia. (search)
Yankee Raid on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. Lynchburg, Dec. 16. --A force of the enemy, supposed, to number 2,000, cavalry and mounted infantry, under Averill, reached Salem, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, this morning at 10½ o'clock. The train, with troops from this city, approached within sight of the depot and was fired at. The depot, containing a considerable quantity of produce, and the Government deport adjoining, were burning at that time. Telegraphic communication having been interrupted, nothing has been heard since.