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lmeyer, R. R. Smith, and T. P. Gill. None of the field officers were present at the engagement and the command devolved on the senior Captain, who led the men gallantly, but was soon killed. The next ranking Captain being also absent, Rev. E. J. Willis, formerly pastor of the Leigh Street Baptist Church, and Captain of company A, took command as next in rank. He encouraged the men by every possible means, and exerted himself to the utmost to make the victory sure for us. At one time, seeouraged the men by every possible means, and exerted himself to the utmost to make the victory sure for us. At one time, seeing that the flag-bearer had been shot down, he seized the colors himself. Waving them, he was in the advance when the staff was cut in two by a bullet.--Captain Willis was complimented on the field for his conspicuous bravery. Eleven bullets passed through various portions of his clothing--one through his cap, and one carried off a portion of the scabbard of his sword.
Runaways. --The following named slaves left the Piedmont Railroad, at Danville and are now at negro. A reward of $25 each will be paid for their delivery at Danville, if taken in the State, of another State, or a liberal rewards in any jail where they can be secured; Isaiah left on August 1st, calls himself Isaiah Fanton Anderson left on August 3d. Willis left on the 6th of August; calls himself Wills Hunter, is brown spare made, and quick when spoken to. George left on the 6th of August, calls himself George Taylor. Richard left on the 24th of August, calls himself Richard Twyman; is dark brown; wears goatee and moustache Richard left on the 24th of August; calls himself Richard, Henry Lee brown color; had on a brown felt hat with curve top. Isaac left on the 24th of August; calls himself Isaac Moore; stammers in his speech. George, calling himself George Selden, recently owned by Wm. Warwark, Macon P. O., Powhatan; naval slightly enlar