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This young man said Rosecrans had in that expedition eighteen regiments, and that he employed eleven of them in the attack on Floyd's forces.
He says they advanced seven times against the latter's breastworks, and that, being stationed on the side of Ganley mountain, on Rosecrans's left, he witnessed five of the charges.
After the firing ceased, the Federal General retired about four miles, and sent a force of several regiments to go round Gauley mountain, by old Mr. Gooseberry's, and come down the river, upon Floyd's rear.
The distance to be gone over was about 11 miles; but before they could accomplish the march, Floyd was gone.
The day after the battle, he was within Floyd's evacuated fortification, but saw no blood, or traces of men having been killed and wounded.
The breastwork, about six hundred yards in length, reached from Gauley river across a bottom to Gauley mountain, on the right.
He admired the position very much, and also the military characte