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Bristol Gazelle, of Thursday learns further particulars of the gallant and hard fought battle which occurred last week at Garrer's Depot, by the noble little army of Gen. A. E. Jackson, now commanding the forces below Bristol, by several participants in the affair Gen. Jackson's force numbered only some 300 men — about thirty of which were cavalry, no artillery — but notwithstanding this be determined to fight them to the end, which he did in most gallant style. The enemy's force numbered some five or six hundred, consisting of artillery, cavalry, and mounted infantry. It was the design of the enemy to capture Jackson and his little force, and come on up to Bristol and they would probably have done so, but Providence, ever on our side, had caused a considerable rise in the Waraugs, which prevented their crossing, though General Jackson has said he could have whipped them anyhow. The enemy learning that Jackson had been reinforced, next day put out for Knoxville or Chattanooga, not having been heard of since, save to stop long enough on their march to bury some eighteen or twenty of their dead, who died on their retreat from wounds received in the engagement. Their whole loss is now put down at twenty-seven killed, and about the like number wounded. Our loss was only one killed. Had Jackson been detected, we have no doubt in the world but that the large Yankee-force at the time left at Cuff's Gap and Jonesboro', would have been immediately pushed on to Saltville, and in all probably to day that important place would have been in the hands of the enemy.
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