Latest from Gen. Garnett's command.
Gen. Garnett's death probably unfounded.
Louisville, July 16.
's forces did not exceed 5,000, and Gen. M'Clellan
's Federal forces were about 22,000.
The Federal troops were in three columns.
had flanked the Southern
troops on the north; Gen. M'Clellan
approached on the south, and Gen. Rosencrantz
advanced in front.
's command stood their ground to the last possible moment of safety, and the retreat must have been admirably managed, as the pursuers had no opportunity of using their small arms.
This was owing to the fact that the rear was well guarded.
In the retreat of the Confederate
troops, they were twice outflanked by convergent columns.
At the last accounts only twenty of the Southern
troops were killed, and they were successfully retreating towards St. George
.--The Federalists evidently indulged the hope that Gen. Hill
, who was at Oakland
, would harass the Confederates
in their retreat towards Hardy county
It must be remembered that Gen. Garnett
's troops have kept Gen. McClellan
's columns in check for several weeks.