trong to re-occupy and retain possession of it. There had been assembled in the neighborhood of Staunton five or six thousand men for the purpose of reinforcing General Garnett.
These troops were ordry of Manassas.
On the 24th he arrived at Monterey, a small village about sixty miles west of Staunton; there he found Jackson, who informed him that on arriving at the Greenbrier river he had foundered the remaining troops intended for the Army of Northwestern Virginia to proceed direct from Staunton to Huntersville.
This was the condition of affairs when General Loring arrived at Monterey and, and two other regiments.
Burk's Virginia and Colonel —‘s Georgia Regiment were en route from Staunton.
The force of Loring on the Huntersville line amounted in round numbers to eight thousand fivee only temporary; for so soon as Cheat Mountain Pass was opened he would draw his supplies from Staunton over the Parkersburg turnpike, and also, that the country along his line abounded in beef and g