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The fight on the Kanawha.The Cincinnati Commercial has the following account of the fight at Scarey Creek, in which a small portion of Gen. Wise's command, under Lieut. Col. Patton, engaged a superior force of the enemy: ‘ The steamer Dunlefth, Capt. A. D. Wilson, arrived from Parkersburg yesterday, bringing the latest intelligence from the Kanawha River. The reports being somewhat contradictory, we give the statements of both loyal and rebel authorities. Capt. Hugh Campbell, of the Government transport steamer Mary Cook, who came passenger in the Dunlefth, reports that a severe action took place on Thursday afternoon, between the rebels and the Federal troops under Col. Lowe, of the 12th Ohio Regiment, and seven companies of Col. Norton's regiment. Capt. Campbell did not learn any satisfactory details, but states that our troops exhausted all their ammunition, and retired, after severe loss, with their two field-pieces. The Federal fleet was lying below Potella Creek, and the action took place at ‘"Scarey, "’ some distance in the interior. It appears that our troops were sent out with orders to make a reconnaissance, but not attack the enemy, who were in a strongly entrenched position, numbering 1500 strong — unless it appeared the position could be easily carried. Captain Campbell reported that Col. Norton was severely wounded while gallantly encouraging his men to charge, and he was left on the field and captured by the enemy. The extent of our loss is not known, but we infer that it was quite serious. The enemy also suffered seriously. Col. Lowe sent back during the action for ammunition, and Gen. Cox sent it forward with reinforcements, but our troops were met returning from the field. Lieutenant Pomeroy, of Ottawa, Ohio, was mortally wounded, and sent to this city on the steamer Dunlefth, but he expired at Gallipolis. One private in the Cavalry company, which forms part of Gen. Cox's Brigade, was killed. Col. Woodruff and Lieut. Col. Neff, of the 2d Kentucky Regiment, and Maj. DeVilliers, of the 8th Ohio, were at the engagement as spectators, and when Captain Campbell left Pocatella Creek, twenty hours after the conflict, they had not returned. The inference is strong that they were taken prisoners, and we are afraid our troops met with a severe reverse. Capt. Campbell reports that they fought gallantly, and did not retire until their ammunition was completely exhausted. ’
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