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The fight in Giles county. We take the subjoined account of the recent fight in Giles county from the Bristol Advocate, of the 15th inst: We this week had an interview with Rev. George T. Gray, who participated in the battle near Pearisburg, the county seat of Giles county, Va., on last Saturday. The enemy had previously taken possession of the town, taken several of the citizens prisoners, robbed them of their negroes and other property, searched their house, private and public, desecrated the churches, and committed other outrages. On Saturday morning, near two thousand of our forces, under command of Gen Heth, moved upon the town from the direction of Dablin, whereupon the enemy, supposed to be about two thousand strong, appeared in line of battle, about half a mile Southeast of the town, when our artillery opened fire upon them. The enemy fired but once and retreated in confusion. They ran pell mell through the town they had so arrogantly taken and occup