The repulse of the Yankee brigade of matadors at Wytheville
, with the loss of all their field officers, by 130 men, was one of the most brilliant little affairs of the war. We hope it will have the effect of stimulating the courage of our people to meet those rascals in the same way whenever they come on their plundering expeditions.
Had a similar spirit been manifested by the population exposed to Stoneman
's expedition, not a man would have escaped.
Men who go upon such errands are always in a state of alarm, and can be put to rout by the slightest show of resistance.
We cannot but hope that the example of Wytheville
will not be lost on the rest of the State
Our loss was very slight, in comparison with that of the enemy.
We trust that they may yet be intercepted and entirely annihilated.