"a practical Man."
--The New York Herald
The raids of the rebel guerrillas, A. G. Jecklus
, in Western Virginia
, with his eight hundred bushwhackers, sum up pretty large.
He defeated the Union
force at Buckhannon
, on the 30th ult., entered the town, destroyed large quantities of Government stores, broke up five thousand stand of arms, and carried off a number of horses and Enfield rifles, besides allowing his men to take what they wanted from the private stores of the village.
He then proceeded to Western, where he also destroyed all the Government
the same operations were gone through with.
The town of Spencer
next surrendered to Jenkins
, where he took one hundred and fifty of our men prisoners, and captured and destroyed one hundred guns.
From thence he visited Ripley
, where like seemed were enacted, and where he captured Major B. H. Hill
, a mustering officer, having in his possession five thousand dollars Government money.
The rebels kept the money and told Hill
, to leave, Jenkins
is a practical man.