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turday giving a statement of the situation of affairs in Southwestern Virginia. The enemy moved from Blacksburg on the 12th, and went to Newport, Giles county. Gen. Crook had twelve regiments of infantry, ten pieces of artillery, and, according to a Yankee prisoner, one brigade of cavalry, which joined him since the battle of Clo This prisoner states that Averill left Charleston seventeen days ago, with four brigades of cavalry; that on reaching Logan C. H. he detached one brigade to join Crook; with the three remaining brigades he moved on and met Gen. W. E. Jones, six miles from Wytheville, on Tuesday, and, after a severe fight, fell back. A later e in the direction of Monroe county. The commands of French and Jackson intercepted Averill's command near Newport, and scattered it in the mountains. The main body under Crook, would reach Greenbrier on Saturday. Little damage has been done to the railroad, except at New river bridge.--The lead mines and salt works are safe.
God. Abraham Lincoln. That evening he was serenaded and made a speech, in which it appears he thinks much more remains to be done: The President appeared on the portico and made a brief speech, in which he said the honor extended was nor so much perhaps to him as to Gen Grant and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command. He was exceedingly gratified to know that Gen Grant had not been jostled from his plans, but was now on the line of movement according to the original design. While, however, we might rejoice at what had already been accomplished, much most remained to be done. Miscellaneous. Steele's army had not surrendered to the Confederates, but they had captured 480 wagons and 2,000 men. He had gotten to Little Rock, where, at last accounts, he was besieged by Price. The command of Gen Crook (a portion of Averill's) had gotten back to Princeton. Cold in New York, under Grant's lying telegrams, was quoted on the 9th at 100ΒΌ.