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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 6: the campaign in West Virginia. (search)
loyd's position, but was repulsed. Floyd then crossed the Gauley, followed by Rosecrans, and with Wise fell back to Sewell Mountain, the latter remaining on its eastern front, while the former fell still farther back to Meadow Bluff, eighteen milesm the evil to come. May God have mercy on us all! And on the 26th of the same month he writes from his camp on Sewell Mountain: I told you of the death of Colonel Washington. I grieve for his loss, though I trust him to the mercy of our heaven. The rapid approach of winter and the rainy season terminated the campaign in this section. In a letter dated Sewell Mountain, October 7, 1861, General Lee tells Mrs. Lee that at the time of the reception of her letter the enemy was threatenisive movement against Rosecrans the elements of success were against him. The naturally strong, elevated position on Sewell Mountain, made still stronger by the methods of an engineer of such great ability as Rosecrans, could not have been easily ca