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is a detailed account of the battle between Colonel Garfield and General Marshall, in which the latter was defeated and routed: camp Buell, near Paintsville, Johnson Co., Ky., January 20. On the morning of the 7th of January the command, composed of the Forty-second Ohio and the Fourteenth Kentucky, and Major McLaughlin's squadron of Ohio cavalry, making an effective force of about fifteen hundred men, broke up their camp on the Muddy Creek, and moved into Paintsville, the county-seat of Johnson County, Kentucky. While on the march we were reenforced by a battalion of the First Virginia cavalry, under Colonel Bolles, and by three hundred of the Twy retreat became so apparent that all were convinced that the game had flown. The object of the march having been thus thwarted, an early return to our camp at Paintsville became our aim, and we accomplished it at the dawn. A harder march was, I venture say, never endured by troops in the same length of time. At nine A. M. on th
January 11. Capt, J. B. Fry, A. A. G.: I left Paintsville on Thursday noon, with one thousand one hundred m Having been reenforced by seven hundred men from Paintsville, drove the enemy from all their positions. He ca headquarters Eighteenth brigade, camp Buell, Paintsville, January 14. Capt. J. B. Fry, A. A. G., Chief of am-mill in the vicinity. I sent back an order to Paintsville to move forward all our available force, having lhorses for even one day, and so sent them back to Paintsville. I had ordered the first boat that arrived at PaPaintsville to push on up to Prestonburg, but I found it would be impossible to bring up our tents and supplies ut, being detained by sickness a few miles back of Paintsville, but obtained many incidents of the battle from tn it. Prestonburg is about twelve miles beyond Paintsville. After the cavalry skirmish at the latter place,rshall: headquarters Eighteenth brigade, Paintsville, Ky., Jan. 16, 1862. Citizens of the Sandy Valley: