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hat short time we have increased our territory one-fourth, and subjected the enemy to many disgraceful and disastrous defeats. But our brave, skillful, and able Generals, panting themselves for the battle, have restrained the ardor of their troops, pursued the Fabian, the Washingtonian, and Wellingtonian policy, and fought only when they were prepared and could fight on equal terms. Such has been the policy and practice of Beauregard, of Jolinston, of Magruder, of Lee, McCulloch, Wise, and Floyd; and our President, a distinguished scientific and practical soldier, and wise civilian, has concurred in, approved of, and directed this safe, prudent, humane, Fabian strategy. His Secretary of War, and the rest of his Cabinet, have agreed with him and were a unit on this subject. Everybody who knows anything about military affairs — everybody who is acquainted with the numbers, position, and all the surrounding circumstances of the opposing armies — speaks in terms of admiration and eulo
he Right Man in the Right Place — The Battle of Gauley-- Gen. Floyd's Bravery — His Manners and Habits. Meadow Bluff, Spt. 25, 1861. We presume any information concerning Gen. Floyd and his command in the Northwest will be interesting to diery and the skill of our leaders. Every movement that Gen. Floyd has made from the time he left Lewisburg on his way to Gt losing a man — afford the most indubitable evidence of Gen. Floyd's fitness to command an army. We joined him at Camp Gantances exhibited a combination of boldness and prudence, Gen. Floyd did so during the whole of that terrible conflict. He whad furnished the reinforcements that were asked of him, Gen. Floyd could easily have held his position, and finally would hld be in possession of Charlestown. But not only is Gen. Floyd distinguished for his bravery and military sagacity, he tion of the country have the most implicit confidence in Gen. Floyd and his men, and consider it only a question of time as <
nemy was repulsed. Heavy skirmishing continued throughout the two succeeding days, the Hessians fighting under cover of trees and bushes, and endeavoring to ascertain the position of our guns. Meanwhile Gen. Lee arrived with four regiments of Gen. Floyd's Brigade, thus swelling the force at Big Sewell to 4,000 men. Our loss in the three day's skirmishing was two killed and three wounded, Gen. Wise states that the shot, shell and rifle balls which his troops poured in upon the position occupied by the enemy must have had a disastrous effect, though the actual facts could not be obtained, since the forest screened them from view.--Gen. Floyd was ordered forward from Meadow Bluff to Join Gen. Lee with the remainder of his command, and it is probable that, with other reinforcements, we have now 6,000 men at Big Sewell Mountain. There is a report that Rosencranz had gone back to Cheat Mountain; but whether Rosencranz or Cox be in command, Gen. Wise is sanguine that Gen. Lee will whip the
caught in the act of driving them off. The scouting parties sent out from General Smith's division, have been very successful in finding the precise location of the rebel pickets. They are, for the most part, picked men, selected from the Sixth Maine Regiment, and are commanded by Lieut. Roberts, with O.G. Sage as guide. Mr. Sage is so well acquainted with this part of the country that he has never failed to conduct our scouts safely through the most dense forests and thickets, and sometimes when the nights are so dark that a man could not be seen at a distance of ten feet; and all this he accomplishes without the aid of a compass. We have unmistakable evidence that the rebel army is advancing towards our camps. Their pickets are being doubled on all their most important posts, and are constantly taking advanced positions. Capt. Floyd and Mr. Sage succeeded yesterday in capturing five prisoners, most of whom will doubtless be detained until after the war. S. S.