War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0474 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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GAULEY BRIDGE, September 7, 1861-6 a. m.

[Numbers 13.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Weston:

Yours of 3rd is still the last received. The scouts up Gauley River have not reported yet. The enemy up New River and near Fayette remain in same positions. Captain Loomis, quartermaster, has reported here.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[5.]

GAULEY BRIDGE, September 7, 1861-7.30 a. m.

Numbers 14.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Sutton, Va.:

Your Numbers 28 just received. Have drawn in my advance in front with a view to get Wise as far this way as possible, and will try to provoke him to come this side of Hawk's Nest with his force. I think he is at mouth of Sunday road, unless he has backed out since yesterday. I am annoyed that my Gauley scouts do not get in. I think I should hear from some of them unless they have gone all the way to Cross-Lanes or Summersville.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[5.]

GAULEY BRIDGE, September 7, 1861.

Numbers 15.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

No important change since morning. Rumors of rebels on the opposite side of the river below make us look after our train closely.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[5.]

GAULEY BRIDGE, September 7, 1861.

Numbers 16.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Everything remains as it was. No news as yet.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[5.]

GAULEY BRIDGE, September 8, 1861.-6 a. m.

[Numbers 17.]

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Nothing from you since your Numbers 28. Wise is now encamped about two miles above Hawk's Nest; has three pieces of cannon. His forces occupy about 300 tents, all except officers' being the common tent. Some may be in houses, but probably not many. This would make his force not more than 2,500, I think, and will agree with the story of wounded prisoners. We have credible information that they made the attack of the 3rd on the New River side with two regiments infantry and one of cavalry. Three regimental colors are flying in their camp. These facts corroborate the prisoners' story that their attack was