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The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Northwestern Virginia-New Affairs are reported North. (search)
te and interesting information from Western Virginia, which goes to show that the delay of our operations there has resulted very unfortunately in a large gathering of rebel forces which will render it necessary to fight a severe battle to get rid of them. At the camp beyond Phillippi the rebel army numbers at least 8,000 men, variously armed, entrenched upon a hill, defended by five pieces of artillery, and having about six hundred cavalry. Of their cannon, two are in a masked battery. Gov. Wise, though not with them at the date of our advices, was expected. Each side has been meditating and preparing for an attack, and each has been mustering strongly for the purpose, until it is now admitted that instead of a skirmish, there will be a hard battle. Col.McClellan has been reorganizing his scout service, having found his scouts green hands, who were both careless and useless.--To remedy this he has selected a number of picked men, and organized them into a company regularly u
Episcopal Convention. --The Episcopal Convention of the Confederate States, lately in session at Montgomery, adjourned on the 6th inst., to meet at Columbia, S. C., on the 16th of October next. All matters in discussion have been referred to two committees, as follows: Committee on the Constitution--The Bishops of Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, Rev. Messrs. Barnwell, Trapier, Price, and Messrs Allston, Ellerbee and Guyon. Committee on Missions.--Bishops Gregg and Lay, and Rev. Messrs. Crane and Wise. Gen. Martin, of South Carolina, and Major Beard, of Florida.
ia. Buckhannon, July 8. --A dispatch received here says that Gen. McClellan's column is within one mile of Laurel Hill, where the Confederates, under Gen. Garland, are posted. A battle is probable within twenty-four hours. Buckhannon, July 8.--A courier has arrived from Webster who reports that four companies of the 19th Ohio Regiment at Glenville, about forty miles distant to the southwest, are besieged by a picket regiment of Virginians and fifteen hundred militia, under O. Jennings Wise. Col. Tyler, of the 7th Regiment, has marched to their relief from Weston, and the 10th Regiment, Col. Lytle, has just gone forward to their rescue from this place. Troops under Gen. M'Dowell. The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun writes: There are now thirty-two regiments across the river under the command of General McDowell. The First (Maine) went yesterday, and another to-day. These intend to join the left wing of Gen. McDowell's corps d'armiee, and go b