Advance of the Yankees in the Valley.
From parties who have recently left the Valley
we learn that the enemy in considerable force, with six pieces of artillery, appeared at Woodstock, in Shenandoah county
, in the early part of this week.
The force is believed to have been the command of Averill
, which had entered the Valley
through Hardy county
They captured our pickets at the "narrow pass," about five miles this side of Woodstock
It is apprehended that this force contemplates a movement up the Valley
From the Lower Valley
we have fresh accounts of the outrages of the Yankees
The Rev. N. G. North
, an enthusiastic Southerner, who has already spent about six months in Northern dungeons, has been sent through the lines for exulting over the momentary relief from Yankee oppression afforded by the raid of Gen. Imboden
Not satisfied with banishing him from his home and family, they set fire to his house and burned it to the ground, with everything in it. This was one of the most desirable residences in the town.
They have also burned the residence and furniture, storehouse and furniture rooms of Mr. Geo. W. Sadler
, in the very heart of the town.
A perfect reign of terror exists, and the citizens are afraid to lie down at night for fear their houses will be fired while they are sleeping.