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some distance. This powerful fort or stockade it was thought might be surprised and taken, and it was for this that the force under Colonels Rust and Taliaferro left the camp of General Jackson on Monday, the 9th inst. That camp is in Pocahontas county, on Greenbrier river at the foot of Greenbrier Mountain (and not the Cheat, as has been stated.) Taking four days provisions they marched, in high spirits, by a circultous route which was fully twenty miles to the fort, while the direct one A good part of the time it rained in torrents, and they returned drenched, as well as weary. Col. Anderson, it is supposed, also had a march of great hardship. He left General Lee's camp, which is, or was on the line of Randolph and Pocahontas counties, at Valley Mountain. It was understood that he was to reach the enemy at the foot of Cheat Mountain, on the West side, without observation, if possible. He therefore traveled through much such obstacles as those the troops on the other s