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, and in sending so small a force in the direction of Lewisburg, to be outnumbered and checked first by Cox, and now by Rosencranz and Cox combined. The possession of the Kanawha Valley would itself have justified the sending of a much larger column in that direction than we have done; and now, the march of Rosencranz due South from Clarksburg against Floyd, on the Ganley, has shown that if we had sent to Lewisburg the main portion of troops which went to the vicinity of Hottonsville and Monterthe line of the Northwestern railroad. It is clear, however, that should it succeed fully in this destination, General Rosencranz and a large portion of his force will have escaped to the valley of the Kanawha; and the question arising upon thesend with greatly superior numbers until General Lee shall succeed in penetrating towards Clarksburg and in threatening; Rosencranz's rear: or, whether, while General Lee is pushing on towards Clarksburg, General Floyd should not be sufficiently reinf
is gentleman explains the telegraph of Saturday about the movements of our forces. A part of General Jackson's command, under Cols. Rust and Taliaferro, 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 and Taliaferro 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. Gen. Lee'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.
d Point will to-morrow join him at Washington. The gun-boat Flag has returned to Hampton Roads in a disabled condition, having come in collision with the steam frigate Susquehanna at sea. The War in Northwestern Virginia. We take the following items from the Wheeling Intelligencer, (Black Republican,) of Thursday last: Gentlemen who arrived yesterday from Roane county report that they have recently had very exciting times in Roane and Wirt counties. Major Slemmer of General Rosencranz's staff, was sent down to Spencer with a force sufficient to clean out the Secessionists of that vicinity. Unfortunately the coming of Stemmer was ascertained by them and they managed to escape from the vicinity of Spencer. The latter part of last week, however, Stemmer encountered a considerable force of Secessionists at Big Bend, in Wirt county, about 10 miles from Burning Springs, and atter skirmishing with them for two days, caused them to beat a retreat with a lose of fifteen ki