A passenger who left Monterey
Thursday morning, and who arrived yesterday afternoon per Central cars, reports that General Rosencranz
, in command of the Northern
forces in Western Virginia
, and General Lee
, in command of our army operating in that part of the State
, met at Rich Spring
, an important point, and said to be the key to the Valley
were pushing with all speed, each endeavoring to occupy it in advance of the other.
, however, was more active than the General
with the Dutch
name, and arrived with two regiments several hours in advance of his competitor, who had four regiments.
Our informant states a skirmish took place, resulting in a repulse of the Northern
troops, with a loss of about forty men killed and wounded.