GREAT VICTORY IN WESTERN VIRGINIA.
Clarksburgh, Va. Thursday, Sept. 12.
A battle took place about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, near Sumnerville. Gen. Rosecrans after making a reconnaissance, found Floyd’s army, 5,000 strong, with 16 field pieces, intrenched in a powerful position, on the top of a mountain at Cannix Ferry, on the west side of Gauley River. The rear and extreme of both flanks were inaccessible. The front was masked with heavy forests and a close jungle.
Citation: New York Times. 13 September 1861. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab. AN .N5682