, who was made prisoner by the Yankees
in their recent raid in East Tennessee
, has been paroled and returned home.
He was captured at Zollicoffer
, where he was making a reconnaissance on a locomotive.
In the Greenville Banker
he gives a full account of the whole affair.--After destroying the bridge at Zollicoffer
about half of the Yankee
force was sent to burn the Watauga bridge
On their arrival at Carter's Depot
their whole force was precipitated upon our small force there, under Lieut. J. R. Dille
This force consisted of about 120 men, who gallantly withstood the attack until overwhelmed, and compelled to surrender.
lost four killed and several wounded, one man losing a leg. Our loss seven wounded, one of whom has since died.
Having fired the bridge, the engine bearing Col. Low
was run back to Carter's Depot
, and the prisoners taken off and paroled.
There were five regiments of the Yankees
--one an East Tennessee regiment of tories, under Col. Jim Carter
, and the 7th Ohio, 9th Pennsylvania, 2d Michigan, and the other from Iowa
--the whole under command of Brig.-Gen. Samuel Carter
, from East Tennessee