The raid in the Southwest.
--The enemy, 2,500 strong, with several pieces of artillery, under A peril, who were at Salem
yesterday, left there last night, retreating by the Sweet Springs
road, the same way they came.
They will have to cross both Craig
and Sinking creeks
, which are believed to be greatly swollen by the recent rains.--The enemy camped last night in Mason's Cove, about four miles from Salem
During their stay at Salem
they destroyed three carloads of commissary and a large quantity of quartermaster's stores, including a considerable amount of leather and a great quantity of produce, belonging to merchants of Lynchburg
, which was stored in the depot, which was also destroyed.