nty, Va. for the subjoined account of the defeat of Col. Tyler's Federal Regiment by a portion of General Floyd's brigade!
An engagement took place to-day (August)
26th, between some eight hundred of the enemy under Col. Tyler, and General Floyd's forces, at a place called the "Cross Lanes," near the junction of Meadow and Gauley rivers, some twenty miles above the month of Gauley river.
Gen. Floyd had the misfortune a few days ago to lose a boat and four of his men, viz: Dantel Mallory of Grayson, and Hugh Scott, John Jones and George Bare, of Symths, who were drowned by the boat going down into the rapids below the ferry.
The enemy supposed that he had gotten over only a portion of his force, and seized the opportunity while they were thus "cut off," as they thought, to march upon them; but they reckoned without their host, for Gen. Floyd had had a new boat but it and his whole brigade over before they got up. The two forces encamped about two miles apart on Sunday