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The Daily Dispatch: May 15, 1863., [Electronic resource], The movement of our forces in the Northwest. (search)
county, and Morgantown, Monongahela county. Gen'l Jones, with the advance of the brigade, attacked Chest river trestle work, but did not succeed in its destruction, on account of the superior force of the enemy guarding it. He then marched to Independence, on B. and O. R. R., captured 80 of the enemy, and burned the bridge there. We then formed a junction near Morgantown, and the command moved on to Fairmont. Here we had a little fight and captured 390 of the enemy. The "melish" of Pierpont fled, and would not assist their Northern allied. The splendid railroad bridge over the Monongahela river, one mile above Fairmont, which cost $250,000, and 12 months to construct, was totally destroyed. We then struck the North western Virginia railroad at Bridgeport, Harrison county, where we caught 80 Yankees, and destroyed the trestle work over Simpson's creek. From this point we came on to Buckhannon. A number of minor bridges were also destroyed, one near New Creek. We have d