one hundred prisoners, to fall into our hands.
We pressed upon them, pouring volley after volley into their retreating column as they "double-quicked" over Cotton Hill.
Arriving at Gauley Bridge they scattered in the wildest confusion, burnt their splendid wire bridge, fired their immense depots, containing every description of stores and supplies, but leaving hundreds of tents, ambulances, and about 700 excellent wagons, &c., to fall into our hands.
Ganley is the Gibraltar to Northwestern Virginia, and overlooks the great Valley of Kanawha, with her inexhaustible treasure of salt, grain, &c, which is indispensable to the Confederacy, and should be held at any cost.
The enemy continued to retreat until we neared Charleston, where they again made a stand — having formed a junction with all their Valley forces, said to number 5,000 men; but we moved fearlessly upon their black columns as they stretched across the broad bottoms of the Kanawha, and soon they were in full retreat,