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nd escaped by mounting his horse and dashing through their lines, but was obliged to abandon his horse at the bank of the river; was for a long time lying in the mud at the water's edge and in the water, with a part of his face out in the shade of a tree, while they were searching for him. He heard them shout across: John, O John Everett, shoot them d-----d devils coming out of the water there, and two guns went off. There's another just out behind the tree there. Oh, I've sunk that d-----d Yankee. Another was shot while crawling in the mud, near where Turner lay concealed in the water, and there was a yell, I've got one of the d-----d dad's scalps, and a first-rate Enfield rifle. Turner afterward swam the river, and gives us some of these items: A reliable citizen of Cabell County reports that he heard the rebels boast, on the return to Barbours-ville, that they had thrown eight or nine wounded men off the bridge into the river. When the rebel cavalry left Guyandotte, twenty-
83. December in Virginia. contraband, loquitur. De leaves hab blown away, De trees am black and bare; De day am cold an damp, De rain am in de air. De wailing win's hab struck De strings ob Nature's lyre; De brooks am swollen deep, De roads am mud an mire. De horses yank de team, De wheels am stickin thar; De Yankee massa yell-- De Lord! how he do swar! De oafs dat he do take, De nigger disremember; De Dutch, De Deuce, De Debbil, De — all tings dat am ebil-- de-Cember