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The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
some where in the neighborhood of Peytona; the companies that left for this expedition performed the journey in less than twenty-four hours, fording the forks of Cole ninety-two times, the distance being ninety miles. Col. Davis being in command, upon learning that about two or three hundred of old Abe's hen-roost robbers had made a foray into that peaceful county, robbing the citizens of all their property and taking several Secessionists as prisoners — among whom was one by the name 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 distance of thr<