The recent evacuation of the town of Romney
, by our troops, and subsequent taking possession of the place by Lincoln
's minions, has been converted, in the report to the New York Times
, as quite a success for the Federal
Read the following:
Disastrous rout of the rebels at Romney.
New Creek, Va., October 27.
marched from this point on Friday night, and attacked Romney
yesterday afternoon, routing the enemy, capturing many prisoners, three pieces of cannon, and all their wagons and camp equipage.
The rebels retreated toward Winchester
Our loss is trifling.
That of the enemy has not been ascertained.
Washington, Sunday, Oct. 27.
--Lieut. Gen. Scott
to-day received the following dispatch, dated:
Romney, Va., Saturday, Oct. 26, P. M.
--In obedience to your orders, I moved on this place at 12 o'clock last night, attacked the enemy at 3 o'clock this afternoon and drove in their outposts; and after a brilliant action of two hours, completely routed them, taking all their cannon and much of their camp equipage, and many prisoners.
Our loss is but trifling, but cannot say to what extent
Brig. Gen. E. F. Kelly