The recent raid into Greenbrier
, which created a good deal of excitement, turns out o have been a mers stealing expedition.
The body of man composing it are ascertained not to have exceeded much, if at all, three hundred men. They gathered up some very the sheep and cattle and a fine blooded horse, and took them off to Ohio
They were ambushed and fired on by a small body of militia, who fired so wildly as to do little or no harm, except to stampede some of the cattle, which returned home, and then they stampeded themselves, making very good Ball Run
They saw no more of the Yankees
, who cleared out with their plunger.
The rogues came from Summersville, in Nicholas county
, and returned in that direction.
Their depredations were committed in the valley of the Meadow river
, on the estates of Messrs. Macfarland
, and Cabell
They took two negroes from Mr. Macfarland
, but they escaped and returned home.
There are various reports as to the number of Yankees in the Kanawha Valley
But up to the close of last week it was pretty well ascertained that there were none between Summersville
, and the mouth of Ganley
, and Lewisburg
But the country undefended must be exposed to incursions such as that which occasioned no much excitement three weeks ago.
We suppose they will not be allowed to go on in this manner.
Indeed some steps have been taken and we trust others will succeed that will put our Western affairs in a better train.