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ncing a very serious disaster to the command of Gen. Garnett, and tending to confirm the telegraphic dispatch from Cincinnati, reporting the capture by Gen. McClellan of a thousand of our forces, several guns, and two hundred killed, including Gen. Garnett among the dead. This would argue a bloody fight and a desperate resistance on the part of our brave soldiers. If these tidings be true, the primary cause of this calamity to our forces would seem to have been a zig-zag march over Rich Mountain, in the night, by a few thousand of McClellan's command, by which Col. Pegram was taken in the rear and cut off from communication with Gen. Garnett, producing the misfortune that befell that gallant officer and leading to the others which overtook the rest of the command. Two to three thousand of our troops are conceded to have withdrawn in safety according to our accounts; while it is reported from Washington that they are again occupying Laurel Hill. It must not be supposed that