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From Gen. Floyd's command.

It is reported, and generally credited, that the Virginia State Line, under command of General Floyd, has obtained a signal success over the enemy at a place called Piketon, on the Kentucky border. One account states that the enemy's forces, numbering some five thousand, were completely routed, and that nine flatboats, with valuable stores, were captured, and Col. Dilly and fifty men were killed, and sixty prisoners taken. General Floyd is also said to have dispersed the Peter's Creek Home Guards, a band of Kentucky Unionists that have made themselves a terror along the Kentucky State line.

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