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October 8, 1862

Staunton Spectator
October 21, 1862

BRILLIANT SKIRMISH IN NICHOLAS COUNTY.---A letter from an officer in the army, dated Summersville, October 8th, to the editors, advises us of a brilliant little affair in Nicholas on the morning of that day.

On the previous day the Yankees made a dash on a few of Captain Lackey's company, 14th Virginia, and captured eight of them near Birch river. Immediately on learning the fact Col. C. C. Thorburn, started in pursuit with his cavalry, overtook the enemy at 3 o'clock on the morning of the 8th near Bull Town, and after a brisk engagement completely routed them, recapturing Lackey's men, killing twelve of the enemy, and taking 31 prisoners, including the commanding officer. Seventeen horses were also captured. Our loss was one killed and two wounded.---Lynch. Rep.

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