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or his command. There was not a sufficient number of horses to be bought in the ordinary way, and the Quartermaster was empowered to impress. He met with a lady on a splendid gray horse. She was visiting some of her friends during the Christmas, and was twenty miles from home. She was asked the price at which she would sell her horses. She replied it was the only horse she had, and she had refused two hundred dollars for him frequently. The Quartermaster informed her that one hundred and fifty was as much as the Government could give, and he thought that the horse was necessary to aid in the defence of this section of the country. Her reply was characteristic of the ladies in this country, "Kentuckian, take him." A battery composed of six pieces and six caissons left here this afternoon for a point in Kentucky, commanded by Capt. Camen Patterson, of the Buckingham Yancey Guards. It required forty-eight horses, and presented a fine appearance as it moved off. Occasional.