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he upper end, and had they succeeded the explosion of the magazine would have caused terrible destruction of property and life. We have taken considerable quantity of commissary stores, several hundred horses, wagons and ambulances, between ten and fifteen thousand stand of improved rifles and muskets, besides many unopened boxes of revolvers.--Large quantities of stores have also been secured. It is understood here that large quantities of stores have also been taken at Charleston and Martinsburg. I walked to day among the prisoners. They are lofting at their case in the court yard and at the depot, guarded principally by company "F," of Richmond. From Strasburg, and especially from Middletown, the road is filled with evidences of the to night of the Yankees. All sorts, of equipage, half burnt wagons, letters by hundreds, and grain, poured on the road, lie every where. From Middletown to Winchester are dozens of dead horses, many of which were killed during the running fi
wn. A portion of Ira Harria's Guard and Vermont cavalry supported the battery in the ear, and Majors Davidson and Gardner, New York, and Captain Freston, Vermont cavalry, commanded them with coolness and bravery. Gen. Banks was in the rear of the retreat, and a shell exploded only four feet from him, fortunately without injuring him. Winchester is reported to Some ammunition was seen to explode were leaving a loud report was followed by the rising of a large sphere of smoke high into the air, like a balloon. The enemy bad stationed a force at Berryville to prevent our retreating toward Harper's Ferry, and we were compelled to take the road to Martinsburg. Gen. Banks this morning, on the other side of the river, made a short address to the soldiers, encouraging them to maintain themselves until reinforcements shall be received, which will doubtless arrive immediately, and we shell soon recross the Potomac and drive back the enemy over the ground we have lost.
No enemy in Highland. --The Lynchburg Republican learns that a party of scouts was sent into Highland county last week and returned to Staunton on Saturday, and reported that no force of the enemy was then in that section, they having all retreated towards Cumberland, in Maryland. At a little place called Harmersburg our scouts came across about two hundred sick and wounded Yankees, whom they made prisoners, together with twenty-three well ones, who had been left to take care of the sick. It is stated further that Milroy, and the great Pathfinder, have left Pendiston county and taken the back track towards Cumberland, not liking the movements of Jackson in the direction of Martinsburg. Old "Stonewall." seems to have seriously interfered with the "family arrangements" of Lincoln.