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Caskie's Rangers in the West.

A correspondent, writing from Blue Sulphur Springs, August 1st, gives the following narration of movements of Caskie's Rangers:

This company were encamped for a few days to recruit at the Blue Sulphur. Little, or, I may say, nothing has been said about them since their departure from Richmond; but I venture to say they have done more marching and stood more fatigue and hardship than any other company in the war. --They say they are ‘"Rangers,"’ and will support the name. They have been in several skirmishes with the enemy, always bringing down their aimed-it object. They led the expedition to Glenville with other companies, numbering in all 260 men, commanded by Capt. Caskie. On their return to Charleston, they took an active part in harrassing and annoying General Coxe's outpost and pickets. This company is well known in Coxes camp, and may, from all I can learn, if caught, ‘"look out for number one."’ By Gen. Wise's orders they burned the suspension bridge at Charleston, which cost $120,000 to prevent Coxe's guns closing in the rear. They were the last to evacuate Charleston, and covered Wise's withdrawal to Gauley Bridge. In Kanawha Valley, Caskie's Rangers are well known for their exploits and daring acts against the enemy.

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