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ty, Md., the same day. A gentleman from the lower part of the Valley who arrived in this city yesterday afternoon, states that the Yankees still occupied Harper's Ferry up to Monday last. On that day a portion of their cavalry scouted as far up as the neighborhood of Berryville, in Clarke county. He thinks the force at HarpHarper's Ferry amounts to some six or seven thousand composed of the forces formerly at Winchester. Martinsburg, and Charlestown. In view of the fact that our forces reached Frederick on Sunday, this announcement seems a little singular; but it may be that this force, after massing at Harper's Ferry from other points in the Valley, Harper's Ferry from other points in the Valley, found their retreat cut off, and were in doubt what course to pursue, or what route to take to effect an escape. Before the arrival of the train from Gordonsville yesterday evening, an extravagant rumor prevailed to the effect that Fort McHenry, below Baltimore, and fallen into the hands of the Confederates. It is needless t
anticipates an attack upon Washington from the Potomac. The generally accepted military theory is that the rebel armies will attempt to engage our troops at Fairfax, and, while diverting their attention, make a movement by way of Leesburg or Harper's Ferry, force a crossing at these points, occupy Maryland, and excite the secession feeling there into riot and anarchy, break the line of the railroad from Washington to Baltimore, and thus interrupt all communication with the North, prevent suppliy the river is narrow and fordable, but a division of men at Poolesville, with a battery on the hills occupied by Gen. Banks last year, after Ball's Bluff, would render such an attempt a dangerous experiment. Poolesville, Point of Rocks, and Harper's Ferry are all strongly guarded, while a large body of troops are being massed at Baltimore, as I am told, to be held as a reserve, for the purpose of resisting the capture or the invasion of Maryland, or the assault upon Washington. It is said, al