--We publish this morning the official telegraphic report of Gen. Rosencranz
of his engagement with Gen. Floyd
on the Ganley, which happened on Monday last.
This report has hardly any inclination of an engagement on the occasion save in a single paragraph in which the General
intimates his loss at ‘"about
twenty killed and one hundred wounded."’
We are yet without any letters or dispatches from the army of General Floyd
touching this engagement!
Nevertheless, we have conversed with a gentleman of this city who was in the engagement, being a member of the artillery company commanded by Capt. Hartz
He makes the following statement:
The fight begun about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rosencranz
made the attack, driving in the advanced guard and vigorously assailing General Floyd
in his position a short distance from the north bank of the Gauley
The enemy was successfully repulsed frequently, and finally drew off near nightfall, with evidently a severe loss.
The pickets informing General Floyd
that the enemy was making a movement with the view of flanking him, he immediately withdrew safely across the river.
Our loss was four
killed and a few wounded — our informant does not know exactly how many, but does not believe they exceed ten or twelve, and none of them seriously.
Six of the enemy were taken prisoners, and according to their statement it appeared that the enemy's loss in killed and wounded was about four hundred; but our informant thought it greater than that.
This young gentleman left the camp on the morning of Tuesday, and on his way towards Lewisburg
heard heavy firing during the day in the direction of Gauley
He states that it was understood in Gen. Floyd
's camp, that Rosencranz
had twenty-two thousand men ! This we doubt; but if it be true, Floyd
's gallant hide army has a greatly superior force in numbers to cope with, and covered itself with glory in repelling its first attack.
This is all the news we have to give touching the deeply exciting events on the Gauley
Why have we not an Express line to our forces there?
Here is an engagement on which immense consequences may depend; and although we have had Federal intelligence of it for four days,
we have not yet a line from our own army!
[The Lynchburg Republican of Saturday has a statement about a fight between Generals Lee
, brought by some gentleman from the Salt Sulphur
It is merely an extravagant statement of the fight between Floyd
and the Federal General
, at the time of this engagement, were no doubt sixty or seventy miles apart.]