From the lower Valley.
--By our latest intelligence from the lower Valley, the enemy still hold Martinsburg
with four infantry and one cavalry regiment, under the command of Gen. McReynolds
They are encamped upon the land of the Hon. Chas. J. Faulkner
, in a beautiful grove of fifty acres south of his residence.
At first the soldiers seemed civil and well-behaved, but more recently they have shown their usual propensities to pillage, plunder, and destruction.
The most elegant ornamental trees have been cut down.
Everything in the form of poultry, vegetables, fruits, and flowers have disappeared in the vicinity of their encampment.
's fine library has been pillaged, and the solid mason wall around the large lawn in front of his house torn down in several places, admitting the town stock freely upon his shrubbery and walks.
The cavalry from this point make their raids to the neighborhoods of Darksville
, Gerrardstown, and Winchester
, seizing cattle, sheep, and horses.
It is stated that Mrs. Faulkner
has received notice to evacuate her residence, it being the purpose of the Yankees
to convert it into a permanent their sick and wounded.