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The Daily Dispatch: January 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], The capture in Southwestern Virginia. (search)
The capture in Southwestern Virginia. We have some additional particulars of the successful exploit of Brig. Gen. W. E. Jones in Southwestern Virginia on Saturday, the 3d inst. Gen. Jones, with his command, entered Lee county, and by a strategic movement succeeded in cutting off from Cumberland Gap a regiment of Federals, and by the assistance of a portion of Col. Slemp's regiment, stationed in that county, captured some six hundred of them on Sunday last at Jonesville, the county seat of said county, with three pieces of artillery, and all their horses, mules, and wagons. About two hundred of the Federals succeeded in eluding the forces of Gen. Jones, and at last accounts were trying to escape by way of Pound Gap, in Wise county. Gen. Jones's loss was as follows: Killed--Lieut. Samuels, Privates Leonidas Love, Henry Bumgardner, and Charles Morris, of 8th Virginia cavalry, and Wm. Shoemaker, of the 26th Virginia battalion. Twelve were wounded.