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in Southwestern Virginia, and conveys the gratifying intelligence that the enemy has at length been driven out of that country. "Headquarters army Northern Virginia "December 24, 1864. "Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: "General Breckinridge reports that the enemy, after having been roughly handled in the engagements of Saturday and Sunday; near Marion, many having been killed and wounded, gained possession of Saltville during the night of the 20th. "The garrison [of Saltville] retreated up Rich Valley. "General Breckinridge's advance arrived at daylight on the 21st, and the enemy retired that night and on the morning of the 22d towards Hector's gap. "The enemy is being pursued; our troops bearing the fatigue and exposure with great cheerfulness. "The damage to the salt works can soon be repaired. "Many depots and bridges on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad have been burned. "R. E. Lee" Sherman — Savannah evacuated — a column of th
stol. The account says: "On the night of the 14th he entered Abingdon, Duke falling back towards Abingdon. General Breckinridge, at Wytheville, apprised of the advance, at once began to concentrate his troops for the defence of Saltville. Onenemy appeared at 1 P. M., their videttes approaching very cautiously. Major Johnston, assistant adjutant-general, of Breckinridge's staff, with half-dozen officers and men, remained, and by standing picket at the west end of the town, in sight of tGeneral Gillem sent in a flag of truce, which Major Johnston received through Captain Semple and Major McMahon, of General Breckinridge's staff. The unconditional surrender of the town was demanded, with guarantee of security to private property andct a junction with the main force and capture Saltville; but, at last accounts, this important point was safe, and General Breckinridge had repulsed the enemy on several occasions. The raid is ably conducted, the force moving rapidly and doing but l