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sions. In the neighborhood, the dwelling-house and barns of William T. Wright, their Commissary, were also burned, as were subsequently the house and barn of Lieutenant Munden. Having carried out his orders, Colonel Holman then returned to Elizabeth City with his trophies and one guerrilla as prisoner. The next morning General Wild received a letter from the guerrilla chief, stating that the colored soldier had been sent to Raleigh, but that he would set out at once for that city, see Governor Vance, and have him returned. At the commencement of the war General Wild was practising medicine in Brookline, Massachusetts. That he understands the guerrilla pathology, and can give a prescription that will cure every time, I think the Pasquotank bushwhackers will acknowledge. On the fifteenth instant, Brigadier-General Wessel arrived from Plymouth on the steamer Massasoit. The two Generals remained an hour in consultation, when the Massasoit left for Roanoke Island. General Wessel's
Doc. 52.-General Vance's expedition. Richmond Examiner account. Richmond, Jan. 29. we have some interesting parnd resulted, among other misfortunes, in the capture of General Vance, who was in command. General Vance crossed the SmokyGeneral Vance crossed the Smoky Mountain at the head of Lufty, with about three hundred and fifty-five cavalry, two pieces of artillery, and one hundred andetting to the foot, part of the command was left, while General Vance, with about one hundred and seventy-five men, started tThe enemy were then within four miles of our force, and General Vance at once started out with the captured property. This w of the mountain, to meet him on Cosby. The force with General Vance travelled that night until twelve o'clock, when they foould fall back across the Smoky Mountain. So there was General Vance, with the captured property, prisoners, etc., and only ty recaptured, half the men taken prisoners, among them General Vance and part of his staff. The fight occurred on Thursday,
, and conducted the regiment forward into the woods to support a battery, and ordered a company thrown out to protect our right flank. Soon after, by order of Colonel Vance, an officer and twenty-five men were advanced as skirmishers. It was about three o'clock when an order was received from General Ransom to pile up the knapseveral men; also Captain C. A. Burns, who was instantly killed by a musketshot in the head. At this point, Colonel Brown, as ranking officer after the fall of Colonel Vance, took command of the brigade; and General Cameron, in place of General Ransom, who fell severely wounded just as the regiment reached the top of the ridge, toofive hundred and fifty men, as near as can be ascertained. General Ransom, commanding the Thirteenth corps, was wounded above the knee, but is doing well. Colonel J. W. Vance, of the Ninety-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, commanding Second brigade, Fourth division, was severely wounded and taken prisoner, as was also Colonel Emers