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War news. Unbroken quiet still prevails on the military lines north of James river.--Butler has gone south, in ships, it is believed to attack Wilmington. The Yankee papers say he is in command of a large land force, which is to co-operate with the monitor fleet; but he has left his negroes behind. The Eighteenth corps, now composed entirely of negroes, still holds Newmarket Heights and Fort Harrison, and its sable pickets daily tramp within easy musket range of our lines. On General Pickett's lines, between the James and Appomattox, quiet also reigns. At Petersburg, however, the Yankees are spiteful, and rarely permit a day to pass without treating us to a cannonade. On Monday evening they shelled our left, near the Appomattox, vigorously for two hours. On this occasion, we are glad to learn, no casualty occurred amongst our men. From Southwestern Virginia. We have nothing from the Stoneman raid on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad except the report, stated in