tten for the Abingdon Democrat, by the junior editor of that paper, who was a participant in the fight; but the Democrat being temporarily suspended, it was kindly furnished the editor of the Lynchburg Republican, in which paper it appeared on Monday, the 20th inst.:
Camp on beaver Creek,
January 13, 1862.
For the last week we have been in the midst of stirring events.
Last Sunday night our Colonel was notified by General Marshall that "the enemy are reported to be entering Paintsville — put your regiment under arms quietly."We were not attacked there, however, and, on Monday morning at two o'clock, orders were sent to cook all the provision we had, and prepare to fall back.
We did so, but our regiment was unable to leave camp until half- past 3 o'clock, P. M., and only made some six miles; but such was the execrable condition of the roads, that all the trains did not get over until Tuesday night. We rested, therefore, during that day. Next morning we were aroused at 2