Arriving at Piketon we found that the rebels had killed a Mr. McDougal who was busily blockading the road when they came up. The same day they shot a Dr. Burroughs, who had fired on them as they passed by his place.
We arrived at Jackson at six o'clock, where we were met with the same story we had heard so often before-robbery, and theft, and pillage, and destruction on every hand.
There was one thing we must give the rebels credit for, and that is, that in the matter of thievirlin, 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 Line