A correspondent of the Pittsburg Chronicle
writes of the results of the capture of Philippi
by the Federal
troops as follows:--“The number of arms captured is seven hundred and eighty stand, quite a number of horses, and all their camp equipage and provisions.
The rebel camp flag was brought into Headquarters this afternoon.
It consists of a blue field with eight stars, and two brown and one white stripe.
The flag is about ten feet long and five feet wide.
The field is torn by a cannon ball having passed through it, from one of Col. Kelly
A gentleman just from their camp informs me that the privates of Col. Kelly
's command are amusing themselves by strutting around with sword and small arms, cocked hats, and other paraphernalia of the secession camp.
A train has just arrived with fifteen boxes of flint muskets, furnished by the Governor
to the rebels.
These arms have not been used, and are in good condition.
The other arms captured are not of much account.
A great number of boxes of blankets were captured, which will be of much service to our men. The amount of camp goods taken is estimated at $25,000. The officers were well dressed and equipped, and were what were denominated the flower of the chivalry; but the men, except the dragoons, were badly equipped, hastily got together, and will not fight, as there are among them many good Union men, who have been pressed into service.
, the secession commander, is a prisoner.”