Lynchburg, Oct. 31.
--The editor of the Lynchburg Republican
has just conversed with one of Gen. Floyd
's staff, directly from his camp, and learned from him that on Monday, the 21st, a portion of Floyd
's command attacked the Federals
at a ford near Cotton hill
, repulsing them with a loss of twenty-three killed and many wounded.
The loss on our side was one killed and a few wounded.
Our forces and the enemy were in the sound of each other's drums, and sharp skirmishing occurred every day. Gen. Floyd
was well posted on and near Cotton Hill
, but having to guard five important ferries his forces were too much divided to make an effective attack on the enemy.
The rumor of an important battle having been fought recently between Floyd
is believed to be unfounded.