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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 26 0 Browse Search
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Floyd and Rosencranz. --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 yet without any letters or dispatches from the army of General Floyd touching this engagement! Nevertheless, we have conver driving in the advanced guard and vigorously assailing General Floyd in his position a short distance from the north bank ofl, with evidently a severe loss. The pickets informing General Floyd that the enemy was making a movement with the view of firection 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 i It is merely an extravagant statement of the fight between Floyd and the Federal General. Generals Lee and Rosencranz, at t
Movements of General Lee. --The reader will find a telegraphic message about the movements of the forces under Gen. Lee, which, although not explicit, is very interesting. We gather from it certainly that our men have surrounded the Federal force on Cheat Mountain, on the Parkersburg turnpike, and that another part of our force is advancing towards Elk River. If this is so, it is no doubt the object of Gen. Lee to make his way to the rear of Rosencranz; and if he succeeds in this, he will not only relieve Gen. Floyd, but likely hem in Rosencranz. There must be sharp fighting, we imagine, in this movement. The news from the West and Northwest, therefore, is just now of the deepest interest.
he enemy at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, near Summersville. Gen. Rosencranz, after taking a reconnaissance, found Floyd's rebel army 5,000 strong, with sixteen field pieces, to be entrenched in a powerful position on the top of the mountain nce of the enemy, ready to resume the contest next morning. When the morning came, however, our scouts reported that Floyd had ingloriously fled during the night, sinking the boats in the river in his rear, and destroying the temporary bridge hre among the wounded, but not dangerously. Twenty-five men of Col. Tyler's regiment, who were taken prisoners by General Floyd at Cross Lanes, were recaptured by our troops. Gen. Floyd's personal baggage, with that of all his officers, wasGen. Floyd's personal baggage, with that of all his officers, was also taken. General Benham's brigade, which suffered most, was commanded by him in person, and Colonel McCook also led his brigade into action. Major General Rosencranz, Gen. Benham, Cols. McCook, Lyttle and Lowe, and Captains Hartsuff, Sn