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wha. The position of affairs in Western Virginia is full of interest. We have dates from Meadow Bluff to the 25th inst., (Wednesday last) In an order to Major Dunn, Brigade Quartermaster, Generaloyd's Adjutant uses the following language, which we extract: Headq's Army of the Kanawha,Meadow Bluff, Sept. 25, 1861. The enemy have concentrated their entire available force in Western and le no troops, and was attended only by an escort of twenty men and three baggage wagons. Meadow Bluff is a strong position, commanding the approach to Lewisburg, whether by the main turnpike roadts taken forward by General Lee, and is very strongly fortified. General Wise is west of Meadow Bluff, fifteen miles, on Sewell mountain, in a very strong position. The four regiments taken up td Wise would be able to hold the position and check the enemy; if not, they would withdraw to Meadow Bluff, where no doubt is entertained but that the united force of the two commands could repel the
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 ordeMeadow 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 motion. About half an hour after starting the rain commenced pouring down in torrents, and continued nearly all night. But few of us had the luxury even of overcoats, and fewerte house between Lewisburg and Ganley river. Their supplies have heretofore 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 unr
From the West. Positions of Wise and Floyd — rumors — telegraphic communication, etc. Lewisburg, Va., Sept. 23, 1861. Editors of the Dispatch: I send you the following items, which you can use as you see fit: Gen. Wise is fortified a little this side of the top of Sewell Mountain. His position is a very strong one, commanding all approaches. Gen. Floyd has entrenched himself at Meadow Bluff, 15½ miles West of Lewisburg, and some eight miles, I think, east of Gen. Wise. The North Carolina and Georgia regiments which were on their way to join him, but which had not arrived when he so gallantly three times repulsed a greatly superior force, have since then strengthened his force. A splendid Mississippi regiment passed through town this afternoon to join Gen. Floyd. It was one thousand strong. The men were fine in spirit. The regularity of its movement, and the close order of the men, and the absence of stragglers, indicate much more than ordina