a total loss of 113 killed, wounded and missing, while Marshall
stated that he left 71 Federals badly wounded at Princeton
, and took 29 prisoners.
then marched against Lewisburg
, which was held by Col. George Crook
with about 1,500 men. With a superior force, including the Forty-fifth and Twentysec-ond regiments and Cook
's battalion, Heth
attempted a surprise, and succeeded well at the start, but as he reported, ‘one of those causeless panics for which there is no accounting seized upon my command.’
, Major Edgar
and other officers, while gallantly attempting to restore order, were captured, and 93 prisoners, 66 wounded, 38 dead, four pieces of artillery, and about 300 stand of arms fell into the hands of the enemy.
retired beyond Union, to the Narrows.
During June, July and August, 1862, while splendid victories were being won in eastern Virginia
, driving the Federals
without the State
, the enemy remained in unchallenged possession of the West
A few raids and skirmishes alone disturbed the quiet.
Some mention of these gleaned from the Federal
reports will serve a useful purpose, notwithstanding the tone of enmity which pervades them, in showing the hardships of citizens who maintained allegiance to the Old Dominion, either passively or actively by forming organizations for protecting their property, and watching or annoying the enemy.
's river in May, a band of Confederate partisans was surprised and several wounded; near Palestine
, early in June, a squad of men of the Greenbrier
cavalry and White
's cavalry was attacked, and Lieutenant Hanover
killed, and two others, whose bodies floated down Muddy creek
A scout from Flat Top mountain
into Wyoming county
reported: ‘Took Squire Clendennen
, a noted rebel, prisoner, and fired on his son, who escaped to the mountains.’
A surprising affair at Summersville
, or Nicholas Court House, July 25th, showed the activity