hey seemed to be waiting an invitation from him to speak.
I withdrew from the embarrassing scene, remarking that my gentleman would call some other time.
Meanwhile I wrote down the information, and sent it to the President.
Gen. Floyd has been attacked at Gauley, by greatly superior numbers.
But he was intrenched, and slew hundreds of the enemy before he retreated, which was effected without loss.
We hear of several splendid dashes of cavalry near Manassaace.
Gen. Winder, acting I suppose, of course, under the instructions of the Secretary of War--and Mr. Benjamin is now Secretary indeed — is discharging from the prisons the disloyal prisoners sent hither during the last month by Gens. Johnston, Floyd, and Wise.
Not only liberating them, but giving them transportation to their homes, mostly within the enemy's lines.
Surely if the enemy reciprocates such magnanimous courtesy, the war will be merely child's play, and we shall be spared the usu