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en a musing. The bombardment of Pensacola proved to be a ridiculous failure. Nothing has been effected beyond mere landing and entrenching at Port Royal. Evansport has not been bombarded; and the recollection of Leesburg, has taught McClellan and his army at Alexandria, that discretion which is the better part of valor. Rosencranz has gone off with all but two of his regiments from the Kanawha to winter in Wheeling; first putting Gen. West Point Benham under arrest for failing to capture Floyd's twenty-two hundred men with five to seven thousand. Nelson, frightened by the daring and gallant expedition of our cavalry against Guyandotte took a sudden and headlong retreat from the vicinity of Pound Gap, dropping several of his cannon, drowning many of his horses in the river, and leaving tents, baggage, and supplies in glorious confusion all along the path of his unpursued retreat. The enemy's force before Zollicoffer caught the same Bull Run fever that seems to seize his a
speaks in our favor. The second escape of Floyd from Western Virginia, without even a battle, nz's, and the latter had ample time to cut off Floyd's retreat, or at least force him to battle. Ted that Western Virginia was free from rebels, Floyd stole a march upon Rosencranz, suddenly appearalls into Rosencranz's camp. For several days Floyd's cannon commanded the roads connecting our cacranz wished him to advance, and that now that Floyd was upon the Galley, Rosencranz had him just where he wanted him, and that in a few days Floyd would be bagged. Then followed a silence of sever General Rosencranz adopted a plan to surround Floyd and cut off his retreat. Three brigades, embr Benham was commanded to cross the river below Floyd, while Cox and Schenck were to cross above, anin Western Virginia. In this last expedition, Floyd certainly eluded what was proclaimed as a sured like to see a General in command of that department who could at least prove a match for Floyd. [5 more...]