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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ondence, was that he meant to complete the work to which his strategic plans had been for a month directed, by engaging Floyd in the region of our Kanawha line. Reynolds held Lee in check at the Cheat Mountain; a gap in our lines had been purposely made at Summersville; Floyd had bit at the bait by coming in; and now Rosecrans proposed to hit him hard in the head before he could run. Such was the plan. And so, while the people thought the General was hurrying to Beverly, he had reached Bull Town, and Sutton, and Birch River, had collected his scattered army, and was ready for his work. Just a week had been consumed. After a variety of vexatious delays, the army moved from Birch River toward Summersville late in the forenoon of Monday, the ninth inst. The telegraph had preceded us, and despatches had been received from our outposts that our pickets had been fired on, and that rebels were skulking near them through the woods. In advance of our whole column went a squad of caval
Army news. From the army of Northern Virginia we have but little news. The enemy's cavalry, about 1,000 strong were yesterday in the neighborhood of Manassas, scouring the country around. No movement of import was on the capts in Gen. Lee's command on Monday last. The army of Western Virginia, now under the command of Brigadier-General Buhels, again holds possession of Charleston, Kanawha county. On the 10th our were far advanced in Lawis and the surrounding counties. The Yankees are in force at Bull Town.