d saw the marks of the enemy's balls, and it is my opinion, and the opinion of nearly all with us , that no one could have stood on any one place during the whole battle, near Col.Scott's right wing, without being hit. The artillery on our side was not in action.
A correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican, writing from the camp in Pendleton county, Virginia, May 12th, gives the following interesting particulars of the recent fight at McDowell's in Highland;
On Monday, May 5th, we left camp at Valley Mills, Augusta county, six miles north of Staunton, with five day's rations, without tents and baggage, save blankets, under the command of Gen. Ed. Johnson, and the next day the advance guard, under Col. Letcher fell in with the outposts of the enemy--one cavalry company and a body of infantry — near the forks of the Jennings's Gap and the Parkersburg turnpike roads, 21 miles from Staunton.
Letcher fired upon the enemy, killing three, woun