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The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Southern War news. (search)
Southern War news. From our mails of yesterday evening we gather the following: From Floyd's command. The correspondent of the Lynchburg Republican writes from Meadow Bluff, under date of the 19th, as follows: On Monday night our gallant little army fell back from the top of Big Sewell to this place — Meadow Bluff. The order to march was given at eight o'clock, and by ten our tents were stricken baggage packed, teams hitched, and the long train of men, wagons, and horses in
tofore come from Ohio, and that channel of trade is now entirely cut off.
We reached Meadow Bluff safely about 10 o'clock on the morning of the 18th, and, pitching our tents, proceeded at once to prepare for a warm reception of the enemy.--Gen. Floyd is unremitting in his attention to the affairs of his army.
He does a vast deal of the labor himself, and leaves as little to his subordinates as possible.
He inspects everything, and never leaves for a moment his lines even on the march.
The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], From the
From the West. Positions of Wise and Floyd — rumors — telegraphic communication, etc. Lewisburg, Va., Sept. 23, 1861.
is position is a very strong one, commanding all approaches.
Gen. Floyd has entrenched himself at Meadow Bluff, 15½ miles West of Lewisb d Mississippi regiment passed through town this afternoon to join Gen. Floyd.
It was one thousand strong.
The men were fine in spirit.
The f stragglers, indicate much more than ordinary discipline.
Generals Floyd and Wise, according to common report in town, have both declare ure to grasp his supposed prey.
Cortainly, he can be sure that Generals Floyd and Wise, and their men, will fight to the last.
The last batt become, indeed, a military necessity.
General Lee went to General Floyd's camp on Saturday morning, escorted by about twenty-five of th
The object of this visit has not transpired.
He passed through this place.
The Greenbrier militia are in the field with General Floyd