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Ashby's regiment. He wanted to convince the Colonel that he was wrong. &c., but the Colonel declined. Mr. Carter seemed to think that his quarters would be at the Gap all fall, and wanted his mother to visit him there. I guess he will wake up there soon and think otherwise. They all appeared to think that the Gap could not be taken. My opinion is that to take it by storm will cost us half of our attacking force, if they defend.--From my conversation with different officers, I think the most of their forces have gone beyond the Gap; but in a few days I hope to be able to give you a correct statement of their whereabouts. I think there will be a shaking of dry bones about the Gap. Col. Shelly exchanged spurs with Col. Tom Taylor. Col. Bird also exchanged with me, and we got much the best of the swap. I think, with Col. Rird's spurs on, I will be able to overtake him on his retreat; but we all agreed to shoot high if we got in pistol shot of each other on the battle-field.