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"December 10, 1864. "Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: "General Hampton, after driving the enemy's cavalry upon his infantry, on the afternoon of the 8th, recrossed the Nottoway and reached Bellfield at daylight yesterday. "In the afternoon the enemy attacked the position, but were successfully resisted. This morning the enemy is reported retiring and Hampton following. "The bridge over the Meherrin was saved. Our loss, as far as known, is small. The garrison, under Garnett and the reserves, behaved well. "R. E. Lee." Sherman's Movements. The latest news from Sherman is, that on Saturday he was at Bloomingdale, on the Central Georgia railroad, fifteen miles west of Savannah. It was not absolutely certain whether it was in his programme to attack the city, to slide away down to the coast, or endeavor to force a passage of the Savannah river en route for Port Royal. Our position at Savannah is difficult, as involving the necessity of protecting b