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as the rest of the story, which is as follows: On Thursday evening Major-General Peck ordered a reconnaissance in force, which was placed under command of Col. Spear, of the 11th Pennsylvania cavalry. Col. Spear started upon his mission about 9 o'clock, and on Friday drove in the enemy's pickets upon the main body, which wasCol. Spear started upon his mission about 9 o'clock, and on Friday drove in the enemy's pickets upon the main body, which was command by General G. W. Smith. A smart skirmish ensued, in which the Colonel had one Lieutenant and two Sergeant wounded. He succeeded, however, in completely routing the foe, and pursued him as far as Franklin, on the other side of the Blackwater. The object of the reconnaissance was fully accomplished and much valuable infor. There is not now a rebel soldier on this side of the Blackwater, and the probabilities are that they will not soon make another appearance in our vicinity. Col. Spear has won new laurels by the gallant manner in which he performed the mission entrusted to him. The loss of the enemy was not ascertained. Affairs in Richmo