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town of Bridgewater, which is six or eight miles south of Harrisonburg and west of the Valley turnpike. --From that point the camp of the enemy can be plainly seen. Their force is variously estimated at from twenty to forty thousand. At Waynesboro' they destroyed only the depot; the flour mills were not destroyed, nor were any of the private houses. The flour from one mill was distributed among the negroes. Our cavalry charged the Federal troops in the streets, driving them in confusioheir desire, to burn private houses by the way. At Staunton they destroyed only the depot. Wickham's cavalry brigade are represented as having displayed conspicuous gallantry, being the foremost in charging the enemy in the streets of Waynesboro'. Passengers by last night's train report that all is now quiet there. The trains are running to within a mile and a half of Staunton. The bridge over Christian's creek was but slightly damaged and is already repaired. From the Rapi
s division of cavalry and one brigade of Merritt's. Torbert entered Staunton on the 26th, and destroyed a large quantity of rebel Government property, harness, saddles, small arms, hard bread, flour, repair shops, etc. He then proceeded to Waynesboro', destroying the iron bridge over the south branch of the Shenandoah, seven miles of the track, the depot buildings, a Government tannery, and a large amount of leather, flour, &c., at that place. He found the tunnel defended by infantry, and ired viaStaunton. It is my impression that most of the troops which Early had left passed through the mountains to Charlottesville; that Kershaw's division came to his assistance, and, I think, passed along the west base of the mountain to Waynesboro'. I am getting from twenty-five to forty prisoners daily, who come from the mountains on each side and deliver themselves up. From the most trustworthy accounts, Early's army was completely broken up and is dispirited. Kershaw ha
does not appear to have advanced beyond that point with his infantry, but his cavalry went as far south as Staunton and Waynesboro'. They succeeded in destroying the bridges at South river and Christiana creek and in doing considerable damage to the burg, October 1, 9:30 P. M., has been received by this department. It states that-- "I have been to Staunton and Waynesboro' with the cavalry, and destroyed the iron bridge on South river, at Waynesboro', throwing it into the river; also, the Waynesboro', throwing it into the river; also, the bridge over the Christiana creek, and the railroad from Staunton to Waynesboro'." Details of future operations are, for obvious reasons, omitted. The following dispatch is the latest received from General Grant: "City Point, Va., OctWaynesboro'." Details of future operations are, for obvious reasons, omitted. The following dispatch is the latest received from General Grant: "City Point, Va., October 2-- 8:30 P. M. "Major-General H. W. Halleck, Chief of Staff: "Generals Butler on the right, on James river, and Meade, southwest of Petersburg, occupy the same position as yesterday. There has been but very little fighting to-day. A