Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Scouting near Martinsburg
— The Enemy Indisposed to Advance, &c. Camp Vigilance,
Our camp is only a few miles from Martinsburg
We scout within two miles of the enemy.
We are taking a good many prisoners.
I had a small skirmish on the 11th with a Federal party of about 150.
I only had 27 of my men with me. About twenty of the scoundrels fired on us. I made a charge on them, killed two, wounded one, and took a prisoner.
The others retreated, and by the time his comrades came to his aid, was out of the way. Rockingham
now has twenty-one companies in the field.
I have all my brothers in the service.
Three of us are captains, two of cavalry and one of infantry.
The other is 1st Lieutenant
in an infantry company.
The enemy are making no advance.
They are camped in and around Martinsburg
, and do not picket more than two miles this way. They are reinforcing, and repairing the railroad.