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Latest News from Western Virginia. reported victory by Gen.Lee.--Rosencranz mortally wounded — defeat of the Federal army.
the Western part of the State, at the Big Sewell Mountain, between Gen. Lee's and Gen. Rosencranz's forces, and that the latter had been defea en retreating from Western Virginia.
That Rosencranz had attacked Gen. Lee in his entrenchments on the Big Sewell Mountain, on Thursday last, h it was stated that the light had commenced by Rosencranz attacking Lee; that Rosencranz had been repulsed, and that they were fighting again the next day, and that reinforcements were then coming up for Lee, and would reach him before the fight was over.
He was not at libert have just arrived at camp with 13 Union men as prisoners, and find Gen. Lee's forces 7,000 strong.
We anticipate a fight.
Some think it will be a hard fight, but I think not, owing to the strength of Gen. Lee.
The enemy's forces reported from ten to twelve thousand."