The last Yankee Feray.
The recent foray of the Yankees
, the county seat of Pocahontan county, has given rise to innumerable rumors, and it is impossible to ascertain with satisfaction the truth with regard to it. Four facts, however, are pretty clearly established by a general concurrence of all the rumors on the subject: 1st.
Our small force ran away.
3d The commissary stores of the Confederate Government were burned, and possibly a private house or two. 4th.
want off along the same road by which they came.
Where they came from and to what point they retreated are things unknown, because it appears there is nobody out there to watch and find out their movements.
Of a considerable army of Confederate troops there some weeks since, there were only a few, some two or three hundred, present when the Yankees
did come, and they got out of the way with facility.
The first rumor was that the Yankees
burnt the stores, but it is now ascertained on pretty good authority that the Confederate
guard left to protect them as the match to them before they took their hasty departure.
With reference to the number of the Yankees
the rumors are as various as possible.--They are estimated at numbers running from $ to 2,000.
It is probable that the Yankees
came from their camp at Huttonaville, in Bandolpn, and that they returned thither.
It is certainly better for them to keep near their and provisions; and such dashes as that made into Pocahontan will accomplish very well their purpose of dispiriting our loyal citizens left almost defenseless, and as moralizing the stragging camps of Confederate soldiers that they may fall-upon.
Such winter expenitioning would form a fine pres to a spring campaign.
This sort of winter prowing should certaintly be checkmated or it will do much harm.
It will pile up heavy work for our soldiers.
It is harder to bad effects in the mountains than to prevent them.