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ouses on their route were burnt, and the owners beaten and otherwise maltreated. As the raiders were much more savage on their retreat than on their outward trip, it is to be presumed they sought to punish the defenseless country people for the injury inflicted on themselves by General Hampton's bold troopers. From Southwestern Virginia. Unofficial, but reliable, telegrams have been received in this city, stating that a force of Yankees (numbers not stated) broke suddenly into Bristol, Tennessee, before daybreak on Wednesday morning; and there being no Confederate troops there, took quiet possession of the place. So completely was their coming a surprise, that the engineer and train hands at the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad depot were all caught asleep. Three trains, which were standing at the depot, were destroyed. The enemy then advanced up the railroad towards Abingdon, which, we presume, fell into their hands, though we have no information of the fact. The next we h