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The movements of Averill — reported Fight at Covington, Alleghany county.

The Federal forces under Gen. Averill, who attacked and defeated Gen. Echols in Greenbrier county last week, left Lewisburg in the early part of the present week, a portion of them taking the Warm Spring road by which they could either pass back over the mountain, in the same direction they came, or move on Millboro' Depot, in Bath, county, and the other division taking the road leading to Covington, in Alleghany county.

Passengers who arrived here last night from Staunton report that a letter had been received there stating that the division which took the Covington road appeared in front of that place, which was then occupied by Gen. Imboden, on Tuesday evening. Gen. I's batteries were opened upon them, and unexpectedly finding the place occupied, the enemy retired, after a short engagement. Whether they retired with a view of recrossing the mountains, or to form a junction with the other division of their forces, was not known.

In the engagement on Tuesday Gen. Imboden was slightly wounded. His forces had fallen back within twenty miles of Staunton.

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