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, and joined Wise's Legion. He was here but a little while before he was made a Colonel, and has acquitted himself in that post very gallantly. He was a brave and true man, and so died. I have no particulars of this skirmish, further than the death of Col. S. For this kind of fighting there is very little scope in this region — the narrow passes and tall mountains narrowing the line of march everywhere to a very limited degree. I learn that the enemy occupies one of the elevations of Sewell and our troops the other, and that they are not over a mile and a half a part. A severe battle has been daily expected. Indeed, we have been expecting severe battles for many weeks; but, save some skirmishing and the brave defence by Floyd's Brigade at Gauley, we have had nothing. Save this much, no blow to stagger the enemy has been struck here or elsewhere in Virginia. The defence at Gauley was indeed a glorious one. Seventeen hundred men against eleven thousand--the smaller body holdi