wo negro wagoners, and two citizens who were pressed and interested with the grain.
The property taken was as follows: Seven wagons, twenty-three horses, four mules, and twenty-four set of harness.
After setting fire to and destroying the wagons and the grain, with the building it was stored in, I set out on my return, meeting Capt. Smith with his command on Cherry River, ten miles from Gauley River ford.
I arrived in this camp with the above prisoners and property at five o'clock P. M. on the eleventh instant.
I found the roads very bad, impassable for wagons.
Grain was very scarce; could procure but two feeds for my horse while I was gone.
The grain destroyed was about two hundrep and fifty-six bushels of wheat.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. W. Gilmore, Captain Commanding Kanawha Division.
P. S.--One of the citizens taken, Thomas C. McClintock, has heretofore taken the oath, and is the man who bought up the wheat.
G. W. G.