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The Daily Dispatch: May 15, 1863., [Electronic resource], The movement of our forces in the Northwest. (search)
r county, where a junction had been formed with the forces under Gen. Imboden. The writer says: On the 20th we left Harrisonburg, went through Moorefield, and struck the Allegheny mountains at Greenland, Hardy county, nineteen miles from New Creek. At Greenland we captured seventy-five Yankees, including two Captains and four Lieutenants. Crossing the mountains, the brigade divided, our regiment (the 12th) and the Maryland battalion crossing the mountains in Allegheny county, Maryland. 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 destroyed several engines and cars.--in fact, played the devil with the railroad.