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[404] total loss here was 207; Patton reports his at 156, and says lie took 117 prisoners. He attempted to pursue with cavalry, but to little purpose. Averill returned to Huttonsville.

Late in the Fall, Averill, starting from Beverly with some 5,000 men, and, chasing Col. “Mudwall” Jackson, struck1 a somewhat smaller Rebel force under Gen. Echols, strongly posted on the top of Droop mountain, in Greenbrier county, routed him, and drove him back into Monroe comity, with heavy loss. Ours was 120 in all; the Rebels twice or thrice so many, including 100 prisoners, with 3 guns and 700 small arms. West Virginia was thus nearly cleared of armed Rebels at the close of the campaign; and they never after entered it but as raiders.

1 Nov. 6.

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