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The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], Averill's raid — attack at Dublin Depot. (search)
Averill's raid — attack at Dublin Depot. A telegram was received at the War Department Tuesday evening, announcing that Averill, with a very large force of mounted infantry, had the day before attacked the Confederates under Gen. Jenkine, at Dublin Depot, in Pulaski county, and after a severe engagement forced them to fall back to this side of New river. On our side Gen. Jenkins was wounded, Col. Hand was killed, Maj. Tyler wounded, and a number of other officers killed and wounded. Among the wounded was Lieut Col. Thomas Smith, a son of Gov. Smith who fell shot through the thigh while gallantly leading his regiment — the 36th Virginia infantry. He was left at the house of Mr. Guthrie, three miles from Dublin, and fell into the hands of the enemy. All the Government stores at Dublin were brought off in safet
started with 20 men to board her, when she took fire from one of my shells, was abandoned by the enemy, and burnt to the water's edge. The river here is now quite clear, but I am hard at work, &c. Averill's movements — falling back of our forces. Averill it appears is not in command of the forces which attacked Gen. Jenk no at Dublin Depot. He has gone with another portion of his command to Saltville, where it is reported he was defeated. The force which made the attack on Gen Jenkins was under the command of General Rook, and was composed of twelve regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and fifteen pieces of artillery. Our force, now under the command of Col. McCauseland, has fallen back to Christiansburg, in Montgomery county, eighty miles west of Lynchburg. Arrival of prisoners at Lynchburg. Forty-four officers and 891 privates, captured by Gen. Lee at Parker's Store, on Thursday last, arrived in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon. Among the officers are on