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ion, with 11 men under his command, and proceeded is the direction of Patterson's Creek depot. Near the same hour, Captain Dick Ashby left his quarters on Patterson's Creek, some 10 miles from Patterson's Creek Depot, with 19 men under his command, r 12, under Dr. Templemand, of Fanquter, proceeded in the opposite direction. Soon after this division of his forces, Capt. Ashby's party was decoyed by some treacherous scoundrel, a citizen of the county, into an ambush, near a deep out in the turmpletely over whelming force. They were immediately charged upon by this lawless band of Abolition cut-throats, when Captain Ashby gave the order to retreat, with the command; after retreating a short distance, (thus deceiving the imps,) to suddenlurse seized upon this moment to charge upon them with revolvers, sword bayonets, and other side arms. Then it was that Dick Ashby had a hand to hand encounter with three men, killing the corporal, and badly if not fatally wounding the other two. Wh