A gentleman who left General Floyd
's camp on the 16th inst., gives us some interesting information in regard to the movements of our army in the West
, some portion of which we are permitted to make public General Floyd
, with his command, left Big Sewell Mountain
on Sunday last, and was at New river
, in Raleigh county
, (twenty-two miles distant,) on Wednesday.
His intent on is to get a fight if possible, and will attack the enemy wherever he encounters him. Rosencranz
has scattered his forces, and is foraging about the country, committing all kinds of depredations and outrages, in which the Union
men are not spared.
A portion of his army is in Nicholas county
, and the remainder at Dogwood Gap and on the Gauley
It is conjectured that General Lee
may start in pursuit, but of this nothing is positively known.
We learn with regret that one of the most valuable men in Western Virginia
lost his life on Wednesday morning last.
His name was John Amick
, and he had rendered most important service to Gen. Floyd
in the capacity of a scout.
His house, on the Wilderness
road, some sixteen miles from Meadow Bluff
, was surrounded by about seventy Hessians, who had marked him as a victim.
, nothing daunted, made an attempt to dash through them and effect his escape; but was twice shot through the body, and mortally wounded.
His loss is deeply regretted, by Gen. Floyd