Our loss here was one killed and ten wounded.
On the morning of the eleventh, fifty prisoners arrived from General Averill, with the report that he had been able to reach Saltville, but would strike the railroad at Wytheville.
General Crook moved to Blacksburg on this day, and that night heard by courier from General Averill that he had met a large force and could not reach Wytheville, but would be at Dublin that night.
Orders were sent to him to destroy the railroad moving towards Lynchburg, which was done for five miles, as far as Christiansburg.
Averill rejoined Crook at Union.
Crossing the New River at Pepper's Ferry, the command started for Union through a drenching rain.
At the crossing of the road from the Narrows of New River, we met Mudwall Jackson, with fifteen hundred men, who fled toward the Narrows, leaving knapsacks, camp and garrison equipage, etc., in our hands.
Owing to the impassable condition of the roads — the mud being hub deep — and the worn out and