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From Western Virginia, A gentleman who left General Floyd's camp on the 16th inst., gives us some interesting information in regard to the movements of our army in the West, some portion of which we are permitted to make public General Floyd, General Floyd, with his command, left Big Sewell Mountain on Sunday last, and was at New river, in Raleigh county, (twenty-two miles distant,) on Wednesday. His intent on is to get a fight if possible, and will attack the enemy wherever he encounters him. Rosencr
rginia lost his life on Wednesday morning last.
His name was John Amick, and he had rendered most important service to Gen. Floyd in the capacity of a scout.
His house, on the Wilderness road, some sixteen miles from Meadow Bluff, was surrounded byby about seventy Hessians, who had marked him as a victim.
Amick, nothing daunted, made an attempt to dash through them and effect his escape; but was twice shot through the body, and mortally wounded.
His loss is deeply regretted, by Gen. Floyd.