The Capture of Romney.
--The subjoined dispatch was sent from Chambersburg, Pa.
, June 13. We look upon it as a wholesale lie. It is true that the Federal
troops occupied Romney
, but if there was any skirmish on the occasion we never before heard of it:
Col. Lewis Wallace
, who, with a portion of his Indiana
regiment, left Cumberland
on Tuesday to attack the Confederate
camp at Romney
, Va., surprised the enemy, and, after a sharp conflict, completely routed the 500 Secession troops composing the encampment, capturing a few prisoners, killing 2, wounding 1, and taking a first class camp equipage, provisions, medical stores, arms, etc. Only one of the Indiana
troops was wounded.
The victors have returned to Cumberland
with their spoils.