battalion, from Floyd County, was killed by a Minie ball. In Wright's battery, Captain W. was slightly wounded in the left leg by a piece of shell. Lieut. Watkins was also slightly wounded. Charles W. Hughes, of Halifax, had a leg broken, and was also wounded in the hip. Geo. R. Watts, of Halifax, was slightly wounded. The bodies of Col. Poage and Capt. Dobbins, reached here yesterday morning on the train from Weldon. They will be forwarded to their friends for interment. Two of Capt. Coit's battery were slightly disabled--one having been spiked by the breaking of a priming-wire, and the other becoming useless from the lodgment of a ball, which it was found impossible to remove. Gen. Pryor now occupies a strong position at Carrsville, and is prepared for the enemy, let him come in any force he may.
General Pryor's address.
headquarters forces on Blackwater, February 2, 1863.General order, No. 7. The Brigadier-General congratulates the troops of this command on the results of their recent combat. The enemy endeavored, under cover of night, to steal an inglorious victory by surprise, but he found us prepared at every point; and despite his superior numbers, greater than your own, in the proportion of five to one, he was signally repulsed and compelled to leave us in possession of the field. After silencing his guns and dispersing his infantry, you remained on the field from night till one o'clock, awaiting a renewal of the attack, but he did not again venture to encounter your terrible fire. For the slight loss sustained on our side, you inflicted an adequate retribution on the three hundred of his men killed and disabled in the fight. When the disparity of force between the parties is considered, with the proximity of the enemy to his stronghold, and his facilities of reenforcements by railway, the result of the action of the thirtieth will be accepted as a splendid illustration of your courage and good conduct. By order of