The preparations of the people of Wythe
against future Yankee raids and deserving of indication by all other counties of the State
Thorough organization, providing for signals of the approach of the enemy, for placing obstructions in their way, and consist of plan and action, are absolutely necessary.
In those cases where it is impossible to prepare obstructions against the advance of an enemy, it must be easy at least to embarrass and obstruct their retreat; to block up and barricade the roads by which they come, so that at any rate it will not be easy to get back.
military men would do well to suggest, to the people the mean practicable incase of the roads, and for the rest we may trust to their natural valor and marksmanship.
This is an important subject, demanding the prompt attention of both the Government