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nd kept up until sundown. The enemy brought to the did of their infantry two pieces of artillery, which were used in firing without effect upon our men until the light closed at night Our loss I killed and 3 wounded very slightly; the damage to the enemy was considerable, judging from the screams of their men, occasioned by the shots of our skirmishers, who used their Sharp's carbines with telling effect upon their artillerists. Gen. Floyd holds the landings on this side of Kanawha, at Bowyer's and Miller's and Montgomery's Ferries. Montgomery's Ferry is across the Kanawha river, just below the mouth of Gauley. Our main force is at Cotton Hill. Gen. Floyd's Brigade Quartermaster, Col. Isaac B. Dunn, has just established a daily line of express from Cotton Hill to this depot — distance 115 miles from headquarters, making 7 miles per hour, at stages of 5 miles each.--The express is formed of the cavalry who are without arms. It makes close daily connections with trains East