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oss of the enemy's officers as equally severs. It was understood that General Burnside has crossed into Virginia via Harper's Ferry, and moving on the enemy. Deserters report that the recent movement of the rebels in escaping into Virginia was om Washington, Sept. 19th, says that on the night of the 18th the Confederates blew up the piers of the new bridge at Harper's Ferry. They also destroyed everything that was possible to be destroyed at Harper's Ferry and along the line of the ThHarper's Ferry and along the line of the Thad to Martinsburg, including the splendid bridge, known as the Pillar Bridge, at that point. This morning there remained only a small force of rebels on Bolivar Heights, and one company at Sandy Hook. The rebels took advantage or the cessation ary arrangements for their retreat, their main body crossing the river at the nearest ford — some accounts state near Harper's Ferry, and others at Dam No. 4.--The latter was probably their principal crossing. There have been flying rumors of an
The army. The public is still in a fog with regard to the army; perhaps before this issue shall go to press we shall have something more definite. In the meantime it seems to be clearly established, that only a division or two have been withdrawn from the other side of the Potomac, for the purpose of resisting a contemplated movement by Burnside upon our communications at Harper's Ferry. The most credible account we have been able to collect, represents Gen. Lee as having thoroughly repulsed McClellan on the 17th, as having pursued him on the 18th, and having defeated him again on the 19th, (Friday.) This account receives confirmation from McClellan's bulletin, claiming a great victory. His victories always result in "a change of base." It is strange that our community should have been so much excited by the lying reports of the Yankee papers, and the lying bulletins of McClellan. They had experienced enough of both while McClellan was below Richmond. Not a skirmish occ
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From Harper's Ferry. --Two car-loads of negroes arrived in this city yesterday, by the Central Railroad, direct from Harper's Ferry. Included in the number were men, women, and children. They are the property of citizens of Virginia living in the vicinity of the Ferry, and are part of those found with the Yankees after their capitulation to the forces of Gen. Jackson. Their masters propose to offer them for sale in Richmond, not deeming them desirable servants after having associated wierry. --Two car-loads of negroes arrived in this city yesterday, by the Central Railroad, direct from Harper's Ferry. Included in the number were men, women, and children. They are the property of citizens of Virginia living in the vicinity of the Ferry, and are part of those found with the Yankees after their capitulation to the forces of Gen. Jackson. Their masters propose to offer them for sale in Richmond, not deeming them desirable servants after having associated with the Yankees.
As we expected. The Yankees are about to send their army captured at Harper's Ferry, against the Indians. Has the Government no means of retaliating for such a breach of faith?