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uard on the Potomac, discovered a body of rebel cavalry on the opposite shore partially concealed by trees and ravines. From various movements it was supposed that they were in considerable force, and that they meditated constructing some offensive works there. About noon he commenced throwing shells from a point too far distant to produce much effect. Changing the position, he threw several shells into their midst, scattering them in every direction. This occurred at the mouth of the Seneca river. The Massachusetts Twelfth, Col. Webster, has recently taken a position which relieves the New York Thirty-fourth of a portion of the arduous duty of guarding nine miles of the river-line. During the shelling to-day one of the rebels, by the aid of glasses, was discovered to have on a uniform of the 34th, belonging, it is supposed, to one of the killed or captured scouts who ventured across the river last week. Continued ill health has compelled Col. Seward, of the New York 19t