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The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Northwestern Virginia-New Affairs are reported North. (search)
thering of rebel forces which will render it necessary to fight a severe battle to get rid of them. At the camp beyond Phillippi the rebel army numbers at least 8,000 men, variously armed, entrenched upon a hill, defended by five pieces of artillerllery, fifteen days rations, 120,000 rounds of cartridges, and 200 rounds of shots and shell for the artillery. At Phillippi, Gen. Morris is in command of our troops, Gen. McClellan moving with the Clarksburg column. The rebel lines stretch frio and two Indiana regiments, with Capt. Lommis' battery of six pieces and twenty-seven Chicago dragoons, advanced from Phillippi to Buckhannon, when the rebels posted there immediately fled. Our forces occupied the place at once, and Gen. McClellaof 200,000 rations, which had been expected. A battle was anticipated on the 4th. A strong column is concentrating at Phillippi, under Gen. Morris. It is difficult to explain the movements of Gen. McClellan's whole army, as many of the places whe