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ccessful retreat to a point out of the reach of our forces. The announcement created no little astonishment, and as the facts connected with the case come to hand, they are far from satisfactory. It seems that, after suffering a bombardment of several days, General Rosencranz adopted a plan to surround Floyd and cut off his retreat. Three brigades, embracing a force superior in numbers, were detailed for that purpose. Gen. Benham was commanded to cross the river below Floyd, while Cox and Schenck were to cross above, and blockade the only roads leading to the South. At a given signal the three divisions were to advance and give battle. Benham's brigade crossed the river, and were in bivouac five days, waiting for orders to march. At last those orders were received, and Benham advanced to the rebel camp. He gave the signals agreed upon, and received answers from the other brigades that all was right, yet when he reached the rebel camp he found it freshly deserted. The
Runaway--$15 Reward. --Ranaway from the subscriber, on the 15th day of October last, his Negro Man Henderson. Said negro is, about 25 years old, very likely, not very dark, and about 6 feet high. The tips of the fore and middle fingers on the left hand have been cut off, and some of his toes have been frostbitten. He has a wife at the farm of Mr. Wm. Boulware, adjoining mine. He may be lurking near some of the camps, with a view to engage himself as a servant. It is not remembered what colored clothes he had on when he left. The above reward will be paid if he is lodged in jail so that I get him, or upon his delivery to me at my residence, in Henrico county, near Dutch Gap. no 30--ts Henry Cox.