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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 road from Ganley Bridge or the Wilderness road from Summersville, or the road from Bowyer's ferry on New River. At this point General Floyd is stationed with what of his command is left after the four regiments 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 to him by Gen. Lee will increase our force there to about five thousand men.--This number was doubtless attacked by Rosencranz on Wednesday last at the head of fourteen thousand. It was hoped that Generals Lee and 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 enemy. The public wi
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 ordin