--A gentleman who left the camp of that part of Gen. Lee
's forces stationed on the east side of Mountain, under the command of H. R. Jackson
, of Georgia
, as late as Saturday night, brings us intelligence of the rements on this side the mountain to the of his departure, and also some later news from Gen. Lee
This gentleman explains the telegraph of Saturday about the movements of our forces.
A part of General Jackson
's command, under Cols. Rust
, and a force from Gen. Lee
's camp, under Col. Anderson
, marched simultaneously, in early part of last week, towards the fortification of the Federalists on the Parkersburg
road, on the top of Cheat Mountain
, a fatiguing march, the force under Cols. Rust
approached the of the fort, shot several pickets, and few prisoners, but deeming, after reconnoitering it, an attack on the fort injudius they returned to camp, reaching it very much fatigued on Saturday.
The force Major Col. Anderson
did not join them.
It encountered a body of Federalists at the foot of the mountain, on the west side, as stated by the telegraph, and probably did not the mountain.
's main force had not moved from the camp at Valley Mountain
, and, therefore, all speculation about his marching to in the rear of Rosencranz
is at fault.