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A Journey in the Tracks of Averill. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Fincastle, Feb. 3, 1864. I write you this letter on the subject of Averlips raid in November, to notice some facts illustrating the cruelty and barbarity of that incursion of the enemy, not before brought to light. Averill's November raid was amongst the most unscrupulous and the most destructive of private property which have taken place in Virginia. In its march towards Salem we hear of nothing espe
Mrs. Scott's — which even Yankees thought needed some apology — It was alleged that Miss S. had some time ago hung out a Confederate flag !
The main army turned to the right below Scott's for Salem.
A detachment of 100 continued down the Fincastle road to a field near Craig's Creek, some four miles, where 130 C. S. horses were at pasture.
They captured three of the guard that had charge of them and set fire to an unoccupied dwelling to illumine the field so that they could gather up the