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me, and some of the citizens acted most gallantly on the occasion. Col. T. J. Boyd, of the Wytheville hotel, generously opened his house and freely tendered his hospitality to all who went to Wytheville to aid in its defence. He was afterwards taken prisoner. Mrs. Spiller, of Wytheville, displayed great heroism. Our men entered her dwelling house and shot the Yankees down from the windows, she encouraging them on. A few passengers on the Eastern train acted most bravely. Dr. S, of Cumberland county, (on a bridal trip,) left his bride at this post and went on to Wytheville to participate in the fight. We mention these instances to show the spirit of Close who took part in the fight. The Yankees first made an attack on the Salt Works, but were there met by Gen. Williams's command, and changed their course.--They then proceeded to Wytheville, where their fate was such as we have mentioned. The damage done to the railroad was little or nothing; it can be repaired in an hour.