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Doc. 157.-battle at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Report of General Averill. Huttonsville, Va., Aug. 30, 1863. General: I have the honor to report the safe return of my command to this place, after an expedition through the counties
mp, Lieutenant J. R. Meigs, who accompanied me, is safe.
I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. W. Averill, Brigadier-General.
Wheeling Intelligencer account.
August 26, 1863.
Expect to visit the White Sulphur Virginia, on the right.
Our artillery, well drilled and of good pluck, held a favorable position on the main road.
General Averill remained near the batteries during the battle, directing the movement of the troops.
Thus formed, the Federal soldi nel Geo. S. Patten commanding.
The enemy were about three thousand strong, with six pieces of artillery, under Brigadier-General Averill.
Our loss is about two hundred killed and wounded. The enemy's loss is not known.
We have taken about one hun
Doc. 157.-battle at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Report of General Averill. Huttonsville, Va., Aug. 30, 1863. General: I have the honor to report the safe return of my command to this place, after an expedition through the counties of Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier, and Pocahontas. We drove General Jackson out of Pocahontas and over the Warm Spring Mountain, in a series of skirmishes, destroyed their saltpetre works, burned Camp Northwest and a large amount of arms, equipments, and stores. We fought a severe engagement with a superior force, under command of Major-General Sam Jones and Colonel Patten, at Rocky Gap, near the White Sulphur Springs. The battle lasted during two days. We drove the enemy from his first position, but want of ammunition, and the arrival, on the second day, of three regiments to reenforce the enemy, from the direction whence the cooperation of General Scammon had been promised, decided me to withdraw. My command was withdra