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vicinity of Rockville yesterday. Neither party gained anything worth speaking of. Preparations are being earnestly made to drive the rebels from their position before Washington; and it will be a matter of surprise if any rebels, not prisoners, remain north of the Potomac. A reporter who visited Fort Lincoln writes: On Tuesday morning, about eight o'clock, a detachment of the rebel cavalry appeared at a point about three miles from the fort and about a miles northwest of Bladensburg, planted a battery and had a skirmish with a detachment of our cavalry who had been sent out to bunt the raiders at an early hour in the morning. The rebels fought well for a short time, but finding that they were sorely pressed they fired once with their battery and then drew off. The result of the fight was a loss to our forces of thirty-five men missing. But few of them were found, and only one came in. One man and several horses were killed by a shell from the enemy's battery.
as long as they pleased, departed when they pleased, took away what they pleased, and destroyed what they pleased. --They carried off, for instance, or destroyed one million of bushels of grain, all the horses worth carrying off, and as many cattle as they took a fancy to. They seem to have met with resistance nowhere except at Monocracy bridge, and there they routed the defenders in such a short time, and pursued them with so much vigor, that the like has not been seen since the race of Bladensburg in 1814. They went within a few miles of Baltimore, burnt the bridges, cut the telegraph wires, captured the trains, destroyed Gov. Bradford's house, under the very noses of the Yankee officers, and left without molestation. They went to Washington, frightened the authorities half to death, besieged the town in the most insulting manner, and fired shells which fell within a mile of the Capitol. Having stayed as long as it suited their convenience to stay, they drew off without interrup