THE KANAWAH VALLEY—One of Gen. Wise’s Aids, Col. S. D. McDearmon, has just
returned from Charleston,
Kanawah.He reports that on Tuesday
last, Captain Brock, of the Rockingham Cavalry, together with Col. Clarkson,
charged about three hundred of the enemy, on the side of a mountain, twelve
miles below Charleston,
killing between twelve and eighteen of them.
the next day, Wednesday, between four and , the enemy, amounting to 2,500, attacked our forces under
Lieut. Col. Geo. S. Patton, commanding 800 men, at the mouth of Scarry Creek,
fifteen miles below Charleston, on the Kanawah.The enemy were repulsed with a loss of from 250 to 400 killed and wounded.Col. Norton, of the Indiana Regiment, was
wounded and taken prisoner.Col.
Woodruff, Lieut. Col. Neff, and Col. DeVilliers, of the 11th Ohio
Regiment, together with two captains and a lieutenant, were also taken
prisoners.Lieut. Col. Patton was