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Guerillas.

A Fincastle paper pertinently calls attention to certain facts which show that small bodies of the rural population, stationed in the forests and narrow passes in the mountains, can inflict serious injury and cause great alarm among raiding parties. Nothing has surprised us more than the neglect of the resident people to interpose such obstacles to the progress of raiders, and, we have no doubt, it has been an equal, but more agreeable, surprise to the enemy. They never could have advanced far into our territory, or done much damage by raiding, if they had been ambushed by a few hardy riflemen in the thick forests and mountain passes of the country.

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