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Gen. Lee's army. Early yesterday morning a report obtained currency that the War Department was in possession of important and encouraging dispatches from the army of Gen. Lee, which would be given to the public during the day. These reports were retailed by sensation mongers through the streets until the public appetite was whetted to an extent that led it to expect the announcement of a triumph little short of the total annihilation of Meade's grand Army of the Potomac. When the dispatch was made public it was found that it had reference to an unimportant cavalry fight which occurred at Shepherdstown, on the Potomac, on the 16th inst, an account of which was posted on the Dispatch bulletin early on Saturday. The Central train which arrived yesterday afternoon, brought down the body of Major-General Pender, who was wounded in the battles at Gettysburg, which was placed in the Capitol. At the time his wound was received it was not regarded as mortal, but when he reached S
rt the pure and simple truth, known to be truth from actual observation, and an unprejudiced criticism of what I saw and heard. A dispatch from Washington, dated the 11th, says: This has been a gloomy day in Washington. The joyous anticipations of bagging the whole of Lee's army were this afternoon dissipated by the official information that the rebel army had escaped and succeeded in crossing the Potomac without another battle. Much chagrin is expressed in official circles at Gen. Meade having permitted the enemy to escape without another fight. The disappointment was aggravated by the intelligence coming every hour of the increasing virulence of the people in New York and the spreading of the mischievous spirit among the towns in New England. Nothing else has been talked or thought of here to day. The trouble in New York is regarded here as the result of deep laid plans of disloyalists and rebel refugees, who have made resistance to the draft only a pretext for an ef