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