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isastrous retreat by Gen. Floyd, which got into circulation; but it has turned out that these rumors were more exaggerations. General Floyd went down to Cotton Hill, Fayette co., on a plan concerted with Gen. Lee, to take the enemy in the rear, while General Lee should occupy him in front, before Sewell-- shortly after setting oueneral Lee himself was soon after sent to South Carolina; leaving a very small force in front of the enemy at Meadow Bluff. When Gen. Floyd, therefore, reached Cotton Hill, instead of being able to effect anything in the enemy's rear, he found that the enemy were entirely free, if they chose, to get into his rear and to employ their whole force in surrounding him. He held his position at Cotton Hill, however, which was clearly untenable, for several weeks, and only withdrew when it became necessary to prevent being surrounded by two columns of the enemy, under Gen. Schenck and Gen. Benham, which were marching to a common point, near Fayette Court-House, in