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An exploit in the Northwest.

--Our reader may remember that we published not Federal account of a "battle" in North western Virginia, copied, we believe, them the Wheeling We never respect to get anything like a truthful statement through a Federal medium, but this was the most remarkable case of exaggeration that has yet appeared in print. We have it to lay before our readers a cor- account of the affair, just received from Northwest. The exploit of John will be placed on record as one of the incidents of the war.

-pears that Righter, a true Southern whose house had been destroyed by the determined to visit Marion county -pose, and made his way successfully, through the Federal at great personal risk. He represents there were Northern soldiers there small guard stationed at Farming- and they were in the habit of a place called Worthington for the -pose of getting drank. Righter de- to attack them, which he with some fifteen men, and drove them of the place. Two "Union" men, Lem Parrish and Henry Nay, sent haste to Clarksburg, and, representation that Righter had four hundred men his command, urged the Federal commander to send a force to capture him. With- of time, a force of two thousand troops four pieces of artillery was sent from - ksburg but Righter, nothing daunted, men and fired upon their out- The result was that one of the enemy mortally wounded, and the rest fled pre- The baring mountaineer endea- to secure the revolver of the man who had fallen, but he with three balls in has drew his pistol and fired upon him, when -ter thought proper to retreat, and got off -rmed. The Yankee commander, when ascertained the truth of the matter, was exasperated against Parrish and Nay. threatened to hang them, but contented himself with destroying their buildings.

These statements are vouched for and are entirely true.

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