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the 8th. Captain Thomas discovered the advanced guard of the enemy about 15 miles from Piketon. I went in person with Capts. May and Hawkins, with their companies of infantry, and Lieut. Van Hoor, with 20 mounted men, to the position of Captain Thos number, but not to attack the enemy's full force. At half-past 1 o'clock, on the 9th inst., the enemy moved up to Capt May's position with a force of sixteen hundred men and a battery of six pieces; and were received by 250 rifles and shot gunported to me that the enemy were advancing in full force on the Johns's Creek road with great rapidity, I then ordered Captains May and Shawhan and all the outposts in, I made a display of the forces in Piketon, sent the exhausted infantry in the dirilled, with the usual proportion of wounded. I cannot speak in terms of commendation too high of the gallantry of Captains May, Thomas, Hawkins, and Clay, and Lieut. Van Hook and Sam. Clay — indeed, the officers and men behaved with so much cour