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turday giving a statement of the situation of affairs in Southwestern Virginia. The enemy moved from Blacksburg on the 12th, and went to Newport, Giles county. Gen. Crook had twelve regiments of infantry, ten pieces of artillery, and, according to a Yankee prisoner, one brigade of cavalry, which joined him since the battle of Clo This prisoner states that Averill left Charleston seventeen days ago, with four brigades of cavalry; that on reaching Logan C. H. he detached one brigade to join Crook; with the three remaining brigades he moved on and met Gen. W. E. Jones, six miles from Wytheville, on Tuesday, and, after a severe fight, fell back. A later e in the direction of Monroe county. The commands of French and Jackson intercepted Averill's command near Newport, and scattered it in the mountains. The main body under Crook, would reach Greenbrier on Saturday. Little damage has been done to the railroad, except at New river bridge.--The lead mines and salt works are safe.
God. Abraham Lincoln. That evening he was serenaded and made a speech, in which it appears he thinks much more remains to be done: The President appeared on the portico and made a brief speech, in which he said the honor extended was nor so much perhaps to him as to Gen Grant and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command. He was exceedingly gratified to know that Gen Grant had not been jostled from his plans, but was now on the line of movement according to the original design. While, however, we might rejoice at what had already been accomplished, much most remained to be done. Miscellaneous. Steele's army had not surrendered to the Confederates, but they had captured 480 wagons and 2,000 men. He had gotten to Little Rock, where, at last accounts, he was besieged by Price. The command of Gen Crook (a portion of Averill's) had gotten back to Princeton. Cold in New York, under Grant's lying telegrams, was quoted on the 9th at 100¼.
Lee. The second is that of Sigel and Stahl up the Shenandoah Valley towards Staunton, with the view first of procuring possession of the Virginia Central Railroad, running from Richmond through Gordonsville, Charlottesville, and Staunton to the west, and ultimately of effecting a lodgment upon the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg. The third is that of Averill, who is moving towards the same great railroad, with the design of striking it at or near Salem. The fourth is that of Gen Crook, in West Virginia, who is moving with a strong force and large supplies from Charleston towards Newbern, on the same railroad. The fifth is that of Major Gallup, who is moving up the Virginia side of the Big Sandy river, towards Abingdon, on the same road. All these movements have one object — to secure possession of different points on the same road, and the whole plan is to move our base line of operations (hitherto along the Baltimore and Ohio railroad) one hundred and fifty miles
mishing with their rear guard, which proved to have been kept 24 hours in the rear of the main body for purposes of observation. It invariably fled when attacked. When near Purcellville, some miles south of Snicker's Gap, Duffie's cavalry, of Gen Crook's command, came upon their trains and captured 82 of their wagons with but slight loss. Up at the mouth of the Gap he had a more serious time, and lost a few men. Crook then brought up his cavalry, and, passing through the Gap, reached the ferCrook then brought up his cavalry, and, passing through the Gap, reached the ferry, which was so strongly protected that he could not cross. The next day Gen Wright came up with some of his troops, and soon determined to attempt a crossing, sufficiently at least to determine their strength. He did so, and, under cover of artillery fire, crossed over several regiments, which maintained their ground manfully for some time; but just as reinforcements were about to join them they came back, the right of the line being in some confusion. The whole Yankee loss is estimate
ces which recently invaded Maryland have again made their presence known and felt in an unexpected manner, and have inflicted a serious disaster upon Federal arms. On Sunday morning they attacked, in the vicinity of Winchester, the forces of Crook, Averill, Mulligan, and Kelly, the whole being under the command of Major Gen Crook, and after a battle which is said to have tasted nearly the whole of the day, defeated the Federal troops and forced them to retreat to Martinsburg, and subsequenMajor Gen Crook, and after a battle which is said to have tasted nearly the whole of the day, defeated the Federal troops and forced them to retreat to Martinsburg, and subsequently to Harper's Ferry, where Gen Hunter joined them with the other part of his force and took command. Partien from Martinsburg report that the Confederates hurled a large force upon Gen Averill, capturing his artillery and a portion of his cavalry. It is reported that Major Gen Averill and Brig Gen Mulligan were killed. From Georgia. After referring to the telegraphic reports from Georgia, the Gazette say: All that we really know is that the fighting has been very heavy; t