[from the diary of Eugener M. Cox of the Albemarle Border Guards]
Much commotion has prevailed in camp all day--forces all got here last night and this morning from below. Genl. Floyd with his command got here this morning and have gone into camp at this place--the general had a severe engagement on the other side of Gauley River on yesterday, he, himself, received a considerable flesh-wound in one of his arms (right) but having to contend with an overwhelmng (force) was compleled to retreat
We, the Border Guard, now have our place in the first regiment and are again on the list for active service--and expect it very soon--9 o'clock P.M. Have orders to sleep on our arms and be ready for action at any moment--Taps, etc.