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The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 33 1 Browse Search
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nton from the West, and we have no disposition, till all the facts are placed in our possession, of discussing the abandonment of Cheat Mountain.--But it is a position which, defended by five hundred men, may be found literally impregnable and we can scarcely credit even now the statement that it has been given up to the enemy. Except the melancholy loss of the valuable lives which has been involved in the late disaster, we see nothing to dishearten the brave defenders of their country. Gen. Garnett's command, we learn from a gentleman who was attached to it, could scarcely have numbered more than three thousand effective troops; they were in an enemy's country; surrounded by seven times their number, and fired upon from ambush, with no opportunity of retaliating upon their for. The reinforcements which have been sent to that quarter will be ample to prevent the further advance of the enemy, if they are distributed with even ordinary skill and led by our boss military talent. They w
War matters.death of Gen. Garnett--his bravery Eulogized.McClellan Thinks Secession is killed!Affairs at Fortress Monroe.&c., &c., &c., &c. We yesterday received a copy of the Baltimore Sun, of wing: Beverly, Va., July 13, 1861. --Gen. McClellan's victory of to-day is complete. General Garnett, on learning of the engagement, imprudently left his entrenched camp at Huttonville with tht by those of Pegram's flying forces who were foremost in the retreat. As they rushed in among Garnett's troops they created such a panic among them as to make it necessary for him at once to declinantime vigorously pushed, and, on coming up with them, (disheartened by the intelligence that Gen. Garnett, instead of carrying out his original purpose of covering their retreat, had himself turned ad by the press in connection with current movements of General McClellan's army and that of Gen. Hob Garnett. It is situated in a gorge of Cheat Mountain, thirty miles east of north of Beverly, and c
to suit the tastes of the Lincolnites: Gen. Garnett killed and his army routed and Dispersed — ligence of the utter rout and dispersion of Gen. Garnett's army of eight thousand men, which took place yesterday. Gen. Garnett was himself killed in the engagement. The camp, with all its contenonsville, July 14th. --To Ed. Townsend: Garnett and forces routed. His baggage and one gun taken. His army demoralized. Garnett killed. We have annihilated the enemy in Western Virginia, atill look for the capture of the remnant of Gen. Garnett's army by Gen. Hill. The troops defeat. George. Confirmation of the death of Gen. Garnett.--his body brought to Grafton — the whole C o'clock this morning, bringing the body of Gen. Garnett, late commander of the Confederate forces aon the bravery he exhibited in battle. Gen. Garnett was killed whilst endeavoring to rally his St. George. The Confederate army under Gen. Garnett, which, in its several divisions, numbered [1 more...]<