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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ranaway.--ten dollars reward, and all expenses paid. (search)
ight place." General Robert E. Lee having left the West, the command of the Army of the Kanawha is devolved upon General Floyd. If General Jackson could succeed with a strong column in making his way westward from Winchester to Grafton and Wheranz in that direction, and divert the reinforcements sent to him from Ohio from the Kanawha Valley, so as to relieve General Floyd of the great preponderance of force he is now facing, we should not yet despair of recovering Western Virginia beforectly from Charleston, Kanawha county, that the enemy becoming alarmed for the safety of the valley by the appearance of Gen. Floyd upon the Southern bank of the river, below Rosencranz, are pouring in large reinforcements for the latter General, five steamboats loaded down with troops having passed up the Kanawha river to Charleston in one day. This will give Rosencranz a great preponderance of numbers over Floyd, and again revert us to defensive operations in that difficult field of service.
Reports from Gen. Floyd's command. We received last night later advices from Gen. Floyd's command, at Cotton Hill, through which we learn that he opened fire upon the enemy on Friday last, killing 29 men and a number of horses, and disabled twoGen. Floyd's command, at Cotton Hill, through which we learn that he opened fire upon the enemy on Friday last, killing 29 men and a number of horses, and disabled two wagons. Gen. Floyd, we understand, has complete control of the road over which the Federals transported their supplies, and has put an effectual barrier to this avenue of communication. We have also a rumor, for the correctness of which we do Gen. Floyd, we understand, has complete control of the road over which the Federals transported their supplies, and has put an effectual barrier to this avenue of communication. We have also a rumor, for the correctness of which we do not vouch, that on the same day 1,200 of the enemy crossed the Kanawha river at Loup Creek, to cut off Col. Jenkins's cavalry; that this officer sent to Gen. Floyd for reinforcements of infantry, attacked the enemy, and killed and captured a large nuch, that on the same day 1,200 of the enemy crossed the Kanawha river at Loup Creek, to cut off Col. Jenkins's cavalry; that this officer sent to Gen. Floyd for reinforcements of infantry, attacked the enemy, and killed and captured a large number.