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r Gen. Heth's army, now at Dublin Depot. The mountaineers were determined to give them fight. The 800 men may be the advance guard of a large force. Courtiers had been dispatched to Craig Roanoke and Rockbridge counties for aid and the people of the upper part of Bedford were also called upon to help their brethren demolish the hirelings. The battle in Giles. The Lynchburg Republican makes the following extract from a letter, written by an officer engaged in the recent fight in Giles county. The letter is date April 10 We marched from ten o'clock last night, a night, and engaged the enemy between day light and sunrise this morning. Their form was 1,500, while ours was 1,200. So soon the artillery was brought to bear upon the (and every shell told a tale,) they gave way and we pursued them to this place. They in encamped one mile from us, but are toomed broken down to attack, and shall await they movements. It was a beautiful sight. Its at Giles C H., and as our me
The fight in Giles county. We take the subjoined account of the recent fight in Giles county from the Bristol Advocate, of the 15th inst: We this week had an interview with Rev. George T. Gray, who participated in the battle near Pearisburg, the county seat of Giles county, Va., on last Saturday. The enemy had previously taken possession of the town, taken several of the citizens prisoners, robbed them of their negroes and other property, searched their house, private and public, desecrated the churches, and committed other outrages. On Saturday morning, near two thousand of our forces, under command of Gen Heth, moved upon the town from the direction of Dablin, whereupon the enemy, supposed to be about two thousand strong, appeared in line of battle, about half a mile Southeast of the town, when our artillery opened fire upon them. The enemy fired but once and retreated in confusion. They ran pell mell through the town they had so arrogantly taken and occup
ave been furnished with an extract from a private letter written by a member of Otey's Battery to his father, in this city. It will gratify the many friends of the company to learn that the men bore themselves gallantly in the recent fight in Giles county. The letter from which we copy is dated Wolf Gap, May 13th: The fight in Giles county. The great desire of my life has at last been realized — that of being in a battle. Last Friday night Gen. Heth, with 1,500 infantry, our two guns, Giles county. The great desire of my life has at last been realized — that of being in a battle. Last Friday night Gen. Heth, with 1,500 infantry, our two guns, one 24 pound howitzer, 4 mountain howitzers, and a company of cavalry, started from Shannon Gap, at 10 o'clock at night, to attack the enemy at Giles Court-House, a small village of 300 or 400 inhabitants. We marched all night, a distance of thirteen miles, and gave battle at sunrise the next morning. We got to the court-house about sunrise, and immediately commenced the attack by throwing shells and shot into their ranks for half an hour, when the cowardly dogs, finding our fire too hot f
The fight at Giles Court-House. A correspondent writing to us from the Narrows of New river, in Giles county, under date of the 12th inst., furnishes us with some particulars of the engagement at that point. The writer states, that after scouring the country west of Lewisburg as far as New river, our forces were ordered to the White Sulphur Springs, in Greenbrier, where they remained a few days. From thence they proceeded to Dublin Depot, where they arrived on the 8th. They were immediately hurried on in the direction of Pearisburg, (Giles Court. House,) where the enemy were collected in considerable force, with the supposed intention of moving on Dublin Depot. On the evening of the 9th the regiments under the command of Gen. Heth were informed that they would meet the enemy on the following morning, and preparations were at once made for an advance. At daylight the next morning the column reached the vicinity of Pearisburg, the enemy's pickets were driven in, and a gen
Six men belonging to an Ohio regiment, who were captured in Giles county, Va., by a portion of Gen. Jackson's army, was brought to this city yesterday evening, and lodged in the C. S. Military Prison, on Cary street.
"Reliable." --The reliable man who usually furnishes the texts for all the war talk indulged in, in this locality arrived on Saturday last and gave an animated account of a skirmish said to have occurred on the day in question between the Abolition and Confederate forces at the head of Mechanicsville turnpike, on the other side of Chickahominy river, part of the proceeds of which were an indefinite number of wounded and dead Confederates, half a dozen cart loads of dead Yankees and thirty live ones. On inquiring at the C. S. Military Prison yesterday morning, we learned that four prisoners of war had been received there on Saturday from Giles county, but none from the head of the turnpike. There was some cannonading there at an early hour on Saturday morning, but we believe the result has not yet transpired.
Movements in Western Virginia. From a gentleman who arrived in this city yesterday, we have some interesting particulars of the movements of the forces under Major General Loring, in Western Virginia. On Saturday week the army broke camp at their former headquarters, (the Narrows of New river. in Giles county.) moving in three columns. These three columns formed a junction on Tuesday morning at Shady Springs, in Raleigh county, and that evening encamped a short distance beyond Raleigh Court- House. On Wednesday they reached McCoy's, in Fayette county, nine miles southeast of the Court House. On Thursday morning they continued their march in fine spirits. The enemy were rapidly retreating before our forces, and left Raleigh Court-House only a few days before the entrance of our forces. They numbered about 2,000. At that place they out port holes in nearly every house, declaring their intention to make a stand against the rebel forces. So suddenly did they leave on bea
ent was to be a mere temporary raid, or an effort for permanent relief.--When we consider these things we can well understand why it was idle to expect any more from Maryland than we actually received. Even as things were, large numbers were on their way to join our army at the very time it was leaving Since we left, every man who made any show of open welcome to the Confederate army has been arrested by Lincoln's minions. Winchester, Sept. 19th.1862. My last letter was from Giles county, Now, after forty-eight hours staging, I am in Winchester. Of course, you have heard all about the Harper's Ferry affair. I met to-day hundreds of negroes, taken at Harper's Ferry, going home with their owners, and most of them seemed in fine spirits, singing "Carry me back to Old Virginia," &c., I have just seen several gentlemen just from the battle-field of Wednesday last, which is said to have been the severest fight of the war. It was fought near Hoonsberough, which is ninetee
touching than poetry. God bless that baby and its mother — the wife and child of a brave man and a patriot; and oh. Father, if they have Thy blessing, who on earth can add to their happiness and peace? Yours, A. B. C. Camp two-mile, near Charleston,Kanawha county. Va.,Sept. 26, 1862. Under the protection and guidance of a most gracious God, our army, under the gallant General Loring have marched in triumphant victory into this rich and fertile valley, leaving the "Narrows," in Giles county. Our march was uninterrupted until near Fayette Court-House. There we encountered the enemy under General Lightburn, most powerfully entrenched. Our brave boys faced their cannons' months with veteran daring, fighting from about 2 o'clock until night closed upon us. Our less was light--12 killed and 40 wounded, principally of the 45th Virginia During the night the enemy attempted a retreat, leaving an immense amount of stores, wagons, ambulances, and some one hundred prisoners, to fall
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Yankee raid into Southwestern Virginia. (search)
A Yankee raid into Southwestern Virginia. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Princeton, Va., Jan. 14, 1863. Last week 112 Yankee cavalry attempted a raid which, in point of audacity, equalled that on Bristol, and came near being as successful. Their aim was to destroy the bridge across New river, about six miles east of Dublla Depot. They came by way of Sewell Mountain, Mendow Bluff, Blue Sulphur, Alderson's Ferry, through Monroe county, to the line of Giles county, on Peters Mountain, nineteen miles from the bridge. At this point they were accidentally met by four or five soldiers, who fired upon them, when they turned back and effected their escape by way of Red Sulphur and Rollins's Ferry. It is believed they were informed by their scouts about the time they reached Peters's Mountain that there was a force at the bridge, or they would not have turned back. Some 600 soldiers, returning from Bristol the day before, had been stationed there. As the scamps passe
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