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made a very precipitate retreat from the Big Sewell with about 3,000 men to Meadow Bluff, destroying much baggage and abandoning much provision. His troops were undise, on the following day, to prepare to cover his rear and to follow him to Meadow Bluff, having information that the enemy was advancing one column by the Wildernesgh to fight, would have been equally demoralized by retreating any further. Meadow Bluff affords no positions. No real demonstration had yet or has since been made his trial, to step forward, promising that they should be marched at once to Meadow Bluff. This speech, delivered successively to the three regiments of infantry andto over 2,000 men. About this time Gen. Lee arrived in Gen. Floyd's camp, at Meadow Bluff, and wrote to Gen. Wise, advising him to fall back, if executable, without dd only 1,700 soldiers. If General Lee should fall back, it will only be on account of demonstrations on his rear. Gen. Floyd was at Meadow Bluff with 1,500 men.