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nued 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 astrous 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 enemy and drive him back. The position at Big Sewell is a very strong one, and seems to have been well chosen by Gen. Wise as a stand point. The most intense anxiety prevails to hear additional n
n War news.movements and fighting in the West. In another part of the Dispatch will be found intelligence concerning Gen. Lee--the latest from the Western army. We copy the following from the Lynchburg Republican of yesterday: From a passe that reports had reached that place, that the enemy had been repulsed in their attack upon Gen. Wise's column, of which Gen. Lee had taken command in person, on the Big Sewell on Tuesday, and had renewed the attack on Wednesday with the same result.en the person who brought the report left the neighborhood of the battle ground. It was confidently believed that General Lee would succeed in eventually defeating the enemy, as reinforcements had reached him, and others were on their way to joo would probably get up in time to take part in the battle. The Federal loss is said to have been very heavy, while Gen. Lee, protected by his position, had suffered but very little either in killed or wounded. We would again remind our rea
prung into existence. In that 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 t