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and the possession of all our rich mineral deposits of coal, iron, and saltpetre placed in imminent danger. A guard of about 200 men had been placed by General Leadbetter on the western end of the bridges at Bridgeport. These are two in number, resting for their termini upon an island in the middle of the river, and distant s arrival the enemy approached to the number, as was supposed, of ten to fifteen hundred, and opened fire upon our men. An instant stampede followed, in which Gen. Leadbetter led better than anybody else, according to the accounts we have received. He took to the cars he had brought up with him, put out, and never stopped till he e with some matches he happened to have in his pocket, and never left his position till the structure was too far in flames to be saved. Meantime, when General Leadbetter had arrived in Chattanooga, a General Reynolds and a Major from Virginia (name not recollected) took the train and ran back to Bridgeport, meeting many stra