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ect as any. On the 17th the Yankees evacuated the Ferry; perhaps deeming "discretion the better part of valor." However, before they left, it was necessary to "show their hand"--they set fire to a small foundry. On the Loudoun Heights Gen. Evans was stationed with two regiments to assist Col. Ashby. How much assistance was afforded from the Loudoun side cannot be ascertained, as it is thought his guns didn't reach far enough. Of one thing we are certain, Gen. Evans's men fired into aGen. Evans's men fired into a train of cars alled with Federal reinforcements, and knocked it all to pieces; the result of which will perhaps never be made known. Too much praise cannot be awarded to the Virginia militia for the bravery they displayed upon the battle field. They actually fought like veterans; charged the enemy's fortifications, and drove him off. I am told, by an eye witness, that after all of our men had fallen back the militia still held the Yankee entrenchments; and as they advanced to retake it ou
un county, Va., was communicated to the War Department yesterday in the following dispatch: Centerville, Oct. 22.--Gen. Evans report that he was engaged most of the day on yesterday with twelve regiments and five battery of the enemy, near the Pkilled, and Col. Cogswell and ten other officers are bringing the prisoners. Six pieces of artillery are capture. Gen. Evans command consisted of four regiment and five cannon." In addition to the foregoing, we received of following dispatspecial correspondent. [by Telegraph.] Manassas. Oct. 22.--A fight took place yesterday near Leesburg between Gen. Evans's Brigade consisting of four regiments and five and twelve regiments of the enemy, and five batteries of artillery. Ten into the is indifferently small." This news comes to us in such authentic that no room is left for doubt that Gen. Evans has gained a brilliant victory. The of Col. Baker the Black Republican number from Oregon, and Lincoln's mouthpiece i
by Telegraph.] Manassas. Oct. 22--P. M.--The fight near was more serious than first realized. That account was sent from the of the engagement at dusk last night.--one hundred and twenty Federals were brought to Sudley Church this evening.--they say the fight commenced in the morning and continued at intervals during the Between four and five hundred of the enemy were killed, and three hundreds drowned in the Potomac. The prisoners will to morrow morning. The loss is also heavy — say three hundred killed and wounded. Baker, the "Beauty and booty Senator, is enemy's killed." We infer from the previous movements of Gen. Evans's brigade, that the Federal were into the belief that our forces had already withdrawn from the neighborhood of bad that they anticipated a quiet companion of the rich country of London.--that they were completely routed is apparent though it was a cost valuable lives Additional particulars will be found under the telegraph head.
Battle near Leesburg. the forces engaged--Confederate victory — large number of prisoners — the killed and wounded, &c., &c. Manassas, Oct. 22. --Gen. Evans, with 2,500 Confederates, engaged Gen. Stone. with 10,000 Federals, at Leesburg, on yesterday. The battle lasted all day, and the Confederates were victorious. The Federal loss was 400 killed and wounded--520 were taken prisoners; and 300 Federals were drowned while trying to recross the Potomac. The Confederate loss was 300 killed and wounded. We took six cannon and six hundred small arms. [official.] Headquarters Army of Potomac, Centerville, Oct. 22, 10½ P. M. In addition concerning the victory of Genevan, I have to report the capture of nearly 600 prisoners, and 1,200 stand of arms. Their killed and wounded and prisoners amount to between 1,000 and 1,200. The rout was total. The fight was an infantry engagement exclusively. The forces engaged were the 8th Virginia,