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A Union newspaper has been established at Alexandria. Gen. Harney was expected in Washington on the 10th. From Western Virginia. Elk Water, Va., Oct. 10. --Gen. Reynolds has made two reconnaissances in force within the last few days against Gen. Lee, and has driven him from Big Spring, the former rendezvous of his main force. Part of his force is at Elk Mountain and Chain Bridge, respectively 30 and 40 miles from here — part of it under General Lee is said to have joined Floyd. Gen. Rosencranz's column. Cincinnati Oct. 10. --The Commercial's Kanawha advices say that Gen. Rosencranz is at Mountain Cove, a strong position, twenty-five miles beyond Gauley. He had advanced ten miles further, to Little Sewell, but the enemy were too well entrenched and too strong at Big Sewell, five miles further on, to be attacked, and Rosencranz fell back, as an invitation to the enemy to come out and have a fair fight. There was no expectation of an attempt by t
the best hotels in Western Virginia, and it is a favorite resort of all travelers. The next movement of our army is not determined upon, but my impression is, that we will move immediately towards the Kanawha in two columns, the one under Gen. Floyd, and the other under Generals Lee and Loring. The precise routes of these divisions it may not be prudent to state, though the enemy finds out all our movements before the much-abused newspapers do. We have not seen but a single Northern newsp the Northern public, just as the enemy's retreat was known to us long before it was known to the press of Virginia. Still, we had better conform to the wishes and respectful request of our Government, and conceal as much as is prudent. General Floyd has abandoned the militia under General Chapman, until their services may be needed again. (By the way, Gen. Chapman had about 1,500 of as fine looking soldiers as you most ever saw — men who just left their homes and business at a moment's
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. Rosencrrginia 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.