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e command of General Floyd, and the Federalists, under the much-talked-of General Rosencranz himself. Taking this account of the affair as the best that an enemy gresmall body of brave men. It would seem that nearly the whole force under Rosencranz consisted of foreigners "Irish" and "German Brigades" successively engaged oued admirable results. It was not, however, expected that he was to encounter Rosencranz. He was to clear the Kanawha Valley, while it was anticipated that Lee and Loring would occupy the attention of Rosencranz and all the disposable force at his command. From one cause and another, unfortunately, our army near Cheat Mountain anr six miles from the place where the battle took place. This movement of Rosencranz was evidently intended to accomplish something extraordinary. He felt confidhould be abandoned. He could not, with justice to his men, maintain it, with Rosencranz in front and Cox a little to the left of his rear. He, therefore, successful
Confederates in unknown, as they carried off their dead and wounded.--Their loss, however, must have been serious. [Second Dispatch.] Louisville, Ky., Sept. 13. --Among the names mentioned for gallantry and soldierly conduct by Gen. Rosencranz, are Gen. Benham; Colonels McCook, Little, and Low, Captains Hartzuff, Snyder, and McMullen, and Major Burke. Gen. Rosencranz's official account of the battle is very similar to that already sent. He says there were about twenty Federapt. 13. --Among the names mentioned for gallantry and soldierly conduct by Gen. Rosencranz, are Gen. Benham; Colonels McCook, Little, and Low, Captains Hartzuff, Snyder, and McMullen, and Major Burke. Gen. Rosencranz's official account of the battle is very similar to that already sent. He says there were about twenty Federals killed and about 100 wounded. He found two stands of colors, a few prisoners, and some camp equipage, which Gen. Floyd left when he evacuated his position.
, and in sending so small a force in the direction of Lewisburg, to be outnumbered and checked first by Cox, and now by Rosencranz and Cox combined. The possession of the Kanawha Valley would itself have justified the sending of a much larger column in that direction than we have done; and now, the march of Rosencranz due South from Clarksburg against Floyd, on the Ganley, has shown that if we had sent to Lewisburg the main portion of troops which went to the vicinity of Hottonsville and Monterthe line of the Northwestern railroad. It is clear, however, that should it succeed fully in this destination, General Rosencranz and a large portion of his force will have escaped to the valley of the Kanawha; and the question arising upon thesend with greatly superior numbers until General Lee shall succeed in penetrating towards Clarksburg and in threatening; Rosencranz's rear: or, whether, while General Lee is pushing on towards Clarksburg, General Floyd should not be sufficiently reinf
is gentleman explains the telegraph of Saturday about the movements of our forces. A part of General Jackson's command, under Cols. Rust and Taliaferro, and a force from Gen. Lee's camp, under Col. Anderson, marched simultaneously, in early part of last week, towards the fortification of the Federalists on the Parkersburg road, on the top of Cheat Mountain, a fatiguing march, the force under Cols. Rust and Taliaferro approached the of the fort, shot several pickets, and few prisoners, but deeming, after reconnoitering it, an attack on the fort injudius they returned to camp, reaching it very much fatigued on Saturday. The force Major Col. Anderson did not join them. It encountered a body of Federalists at the foot of the mountain, on the west side, as stated by the telegraph, and probably did not the mountain. Gen. Lee's main force had not moved from the camp at Valley Mountain, and, therefore, all speculation about his marching to in the rear of Rosencranz is at fault.
d Point will to-morrow join him at Washington. The gun-boat Flag has returned to Hampton Roads in a disabled condition, having come in collision with the steam frigate Susquehanna at sea. The War in Northwestern Virginia. We take the following items from the Wheeling Intelligencer, (Black Republican,) of Thursday last: Gentlemen who arrived yesterday from Roane county report that they have recently had very exciting times in Roane and Wirt counties. Major Slemmer of General Rosencranz's staff, was sent down to Spencer with a force sufficient to clean out the Secessionists of that vicinity. Unfortunately the coming of Stemmer was ascertained by them and they managed to escape from the vicinity of Spencer. The latter part of last week, however, Stemmer encountered a considerable force of Secessionists at Big Bend, in Wirt county, about 10 miles from Burning Springs, and atter skirmishing with them for two days, caused them to beat a retreat with a lose of fifteen ki
Reniors — paper currency — Failure of Mails, &c. Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 17. Since my last we have had all kinds of rumores in relation to military matiers in the Western part of the State and elsewhere.--All the reports which we have from the neighborhood of Kanawha, go to prove that severe fighting has taken place in the vicinity of Ganley river, between the forces of General Floyd and Rosencranz, and from what can be learned of Wise, it is more than likely that his forces, too, haye been engaged. The tenor of what news we learn here, (which romes to us by a different route from which you get your reports.) go to confirm the main points as reported via Lewisburg, viz; that the Federals were badly whipped, with a loss of about 400 killed and over 1,000 wounded, while our loss was very slight--one killed and a few wounded; but that Floyd was compelled to fall back from his entronched position and recross Ganley river, for fear of being cut off from his provisions by the advanc
Gen. Floyd's engagement with Rosencranz --Surgeon Clark, of Col. Wharton's Regiment, in Gen. Floyd's Brigade, and Adjuax Ferry: Gen. Floyd had warning of the approach of Rosencranz, and had thrown up a small earth work in the centre of hin the world but the powerful fortification spoken of by Rosencranz. For the centre breast-work there were six smooth-bore ould have had none.--These seven cannon are magnified in Rosencranz's report to sixteen! Out of five Regiments Gen. Floyd had seventeen hundred available men; Rosencranz estimates them at five thousand! Rosencranz had eleven thousand men underRosencranz had eleven thousand men under his immediate command below Summersville. Five thousand of these he ordered to the attack of Floyd's line at about 3 o'clothe General. The enemy's loss was certainly heavy. Rosencranz's first report said 15 killed and 70 wounded. His secondd and Wise together have not six thousand effective men. Rosencranz has eleven thousand, with him, while four more thousand
he retreat from observation, it also prevented the discovery of many articles, which would have been brought away, and which fell into the enemy's hands. Gen. Floyd had the skeletons of five regiments in his engagement in which he repulsed Rosencranz. They were Heath's, Reynold's, Wharton's, Tompkins's and McCausland's. Each of these regiments, or the small remnants of them, were severely charged, and each stood the charge nobly. There was not a sign of fear or flinching in any face nor itain. The militia of the region were also mustering, at last dates, and joining General Floyd. the enemy having come down into a country where the people are loyal, he will find it not so easy to make head way. We shall in a few days no doubt receive tidings of sharp work. If Gen. Lee is enabled soon to dispose of his adversary on Cheat Mountain, a very different face will be put upon the campaign and Gen. Rosencranz will have to make a new move on the chess board to avoid a cheek himself.
nemy in Western Virginia is believed to be between forty and fifty thousand. There are now under Gen. Reynolds, in and about Randolph county, about twenty-five thousand. Gen. Cox had between six and seven thousand in the Kanawha Valley, and Gen. Rosencranz is said to have fifteen thousand-- some say eleven to twelve thousand. Thus there are certainly not less than forty and there may be nearly fifty thousand of the enemy's forces operating in Western Virginia. We will not, for prudentiaom Summerville, along which Gen, Rosescranz is approaching with a part of eleven regiments. It was with a view to meet him on his march that Generals Floyd and Wise have proceeded up the Wilderness road to Meadow Bluff. If the movement of Gen Rosencranz be correctly reported, we may expect to hear of another battle in that direction in a few days. The enemy considerably outnumbers us, and the fight will come off, if at all, before the reinforcements just ordered on to Gen. Floyd will be able
ngton, late of Mount Vernon, and two other rebel field officers, were killed and left on the field. Our troops brought them in, when Washington's body was recognized by an acquaintance. Lee has manifestly a large force, but he is alarmed lest Rosencranz should come up in the rear. Our scouts returned to-day from ten miles exploration toward Lewisburg. Floyd had been telling that the Federal loss was tremendous — over two hundred killed first fire — while his own was almost nothing. He dMcCook took several prisoners yesterday, in an armed reconnaissance across the river. Most of our wounded are doing very well. [second Dispatch.] Camp Scott, Va., Sept. 15. --General Cox is here to-day for an interview with Gen. Rosencranz. He moved the main body of his army from Gauley Bridge towards Lewisburg. Wise and Floyd are both retreating as fast as possible. Gen. Schenck is at Grafton, pushing along matters finely for active movements. Several regular officers
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