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r hands and fifty-two wagons, thirty-two of which were loaded with coffee and sugar. The remainder were loaded with flour and canvas hams. If the men had done as they were ordered they might have captured the entire command, but they commenced plundering wagons instead of pursuing the enemy. This has ruined the success of many engagements — made its fruits barren and unsuccessful. Nothing better could be expected from our demoralized cavalry. The enemy took their position below Rutledge. From the appearance of their camp fires their force must have been nearly equal to ours. The position of both armies was distinctly visible from the mountain heights of the Clinch. Their line of battle could be seen, but not sufficiently plain as to discover their numbers. Early yesterday morning Gen. Longstreet resumed his march in pursuit of the enemy. At an early hour heavy artillery, firing, also small arms, were heard in the direction of Blain's Cross Roads. The enemy are sti