W. J. Palmer, and J. K. Miller.
From Boone the command crossed the Blue Ridge to Wilkesboro‘, and then turned toward south-western Virginia, destroying the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad from Wytheville nearly to Lynchburg.
On the 9th of April Stoneman moved again into North Carolina, via Jacksonville, Taylorsville, and Germantown.
At Germantown the force divided, Palmer's brigade going to Salem, and the main body to Salisbury.
Palmer destroyed the railroad between Greensboro' and Danville, Virginia, and also south of Greensboro‘. The main body entered Salisbury on the 12th of April, capturing 14 pieces of artillery and 1364 prisoners. General Stoneman now returned to Tennessee with the artillery and prisoners, leaving the force, under command of General Gillem, to do scouting service on the east side of the mountains.--editors. The weather was very cold and wet, and all the troops suffered great hardships and privations.
During the engagement at Marion on the 17th and 18th of D