From the Northwest.
Information was received at the Department yesterday that a battle took place on Thursday, 3d inst., near Cheat Mountain
, between 2,500 Georgians under Gen. Jackson
, and 3,000 Federals under Gen. Reynolds
The enemy, it is said, advanced from the mountains and made the attack.
After a hard fight of four hours duration the Federals
were defeated with heavy loss, while the loss on our side was comparatively small.