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enemy in the Kanawha Valley. Wise's retreat to Lewisburg. the Floyd brigade. advance of the joint forces towards the Gauley. the affair at cross Lanes. movement of Rosecrans. affair of Carnifax Ferry. Floyd and Wise fall back towards Sewell Mountain. an unfortunate quarrel of commanders. operations of Gen. Lee in Northwestern Virginia. his failure at Cheat Mountain. Col. Rust's part in the affair. movement of Lee to the line of Lewisburg. how Rosecrans escaped from him. engagemenupon Wise and Floyd, Gen. Lee decided at once to reinforce the Southern armies on the line of Lewisburg. He reached Gen. Floyd's camp at Meadow Bluff, on the 20th of September, and after conferring with him for two days, joined Gen. Wise at Sewell Mountain, on the 22d. The experienced eye of Lee saw at once that Wise's position was very strong, and capable of arresting a very heavy hostile force. He accordingly ordered forward his troops to the spot, and extended the defensive works already