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The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
ight; it was altogether cavalry. The companies that left Wise's camp for Cole river, were as follows. Capts. Pate's, Phelps's, Jordan's, Pogue's, and on their march through Fayetteville were joined by Caskie's Rangers, all as Invincible, as Gen, Cox expressed himself about this company. In the morning they could be seen on the summits of Cotton hill, fighting like devils, and, in twenty-four hours after, attacking his commissariat wagons some where in the neighborhood of Peytona; the compani of Mr. G. Pack, driving off sixty head of his cattle, all of his goods, himself and family as prisoners — immediately ordered his command in pursuit of them.--After a chase of 15 miles at a full gallop, our boys came in sight of them, and, as Captain Cox. once said, came down on them like a thunder bolt from the heavens — they not expecting or anticipating any such attach. They showed fight at the beginning, but our boys poured such volleys' of lead into them, and charged through for a dista