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The great battle.Continuation of the fight.successful Engagement of Magruder.Sunday's operations.the enemy still retreating.incidents.&c., &c., &c. The intelligeiver railroad, some three miles from the battle field of the "Seven Pines." Gen. Magruder conmmenced the attack about four o'clock, by advancing upon the Yankee entrk in the night, when the battle ceased. In this brilliant fight the men of Gen. Magruder's division won great honor and maintained the fighting reputation given thees City, and that the last avenue of escape for the "grand army" is cut off. Gen Magruder had gone down to reinforce Gen. Longstreet to assist in checking the retreat the James river or an unconditional surrender of McClellan's army. While Magruder was thus successfully "pushing the enemy to the wall" on the south side of thering was incessant. Col. Lamar. In our report of the engagement of Gen. Magruder on Sunday afternoon, as published yesterday, we noticed the capture of Col.
Letter from President Davis --The Texas papers publish the following letter from the President to Gen Magruder: Richmond, Va., Jan. 29, 1863. Major-General J. Bankhead Magruder, Galveston, Texas: My Dear Sir --I am much gratified at the receipt of your letter of Jan. 6th conveying to me the details of your brilliant exploit in the capture of Galveston and the vessels in the harbor. The boldness of the conception and the daring and skill of its execution were crowned by results substantial as well as splendid. Your success has been a heavy blow to the enemy's hopes and I trust will be vigorously and effectively followed up. It is to be hoped that your prudence and fact will be as successful as your military ability — retaking every position on the Texas coast. Four suggestions will receive the favorable consideration due to you. The congratulations I tender to you and your brave army are felt by the whole country. I trust your achievement is but the pre
ves all West Louisiana free from the enemy, and will play hob with those Yankees who have emigrated thither with the view of raising cotton and sugar. They will be compelled to give up their farms, of course, and re-emigate to the North. Gen Magruder seems to have no foe to contend with in Texas, and Gen Smith will remain idle during the spring and summer, as it will be impossible for Lincoln to supply Banks with a new force sufficiently strong to renew the campaign. Gen Price, too, sealthful place of residence for him than Louisiana. Altogether, the Trans Mississippi Department is in a most promising condition. If Banks is driven on this side of the river, we know of no other Federal troops in Southwestern Louisiana. Magruder has little or nothing to contend with in Texas, and we may rest assured that Gen. Price will give Steele no rest until he gets him out of Arkansas. This leaves the Western department comparatively clear of the enemy, and, as remarked above, we
to Little Rock, and the of Blount's old army went off in the direction of Fort Smith. What became of this latter we do not know. Shelby went, however, in pursuit of it; but his pursuit evidently has been diverted and probably turned into a raid. On the 17th inst he captured Dardaneville, Arkansas, and paroling the garrison, crossed the river and went on towards we know not whither. You will doubtless, however, have heard from him through Yankee channels before this reaches you. Gen Magruder reached Arkansas too late to participate in any of the batties of the late campaign returned to this point last week. From Louisiana we learn that nearly the entire State west of the Mississippi is cleared of Yankees. Our rangers have been charging up and down the country, and as they approach the Yankees leave as though they were sent for. It the Federal troops are kept busy on the other side of the river so as to prevent their reinforcing in this department, we will soon clean the