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represented in the department, came very near being killed by a charge of grape from a rebel battery during the engagement. Gen. Foster defeated the expectations of the rebels in every particular. As we go to press we learn that Goldsboro and Weldon have fallen, and that our victorious armies are still in motion. Newbern, Dec. 23, 1862. In our Thursday's issue we gave an account of the battle at Kinston, and there left the victorious troops. We now proceed to give an account of what fos. Were not the Yankees proverbial for guessing, it might be new to tell you of the various conjectures indulged in as to the destination of the expedition. Rumor, with her lying tongue, was busy, and would send the expedition to Richmond, to Weldon, to Goldsboro, to Wilmington, to Charleston, and even to Texas, but no one believed, while all retailed or invented such gossip. The morning of Thursday, December eleventh, 1862, broke clear and cool, and beheld a fine array of infantry, caval
f constitutional liberty. By command of Major-General Peck. Benj. B. Foster, Major and Assistant Adjutant-General. Petersburgh express account. Petersburgh, February 2. Immediately after the arrival of the eight o'clock train from Weldon, Saturday morning, a great many rumors of an engagement between General Pryor and the enemy, which it was alleged occurred on Friday, found currency in our streets. These rumors generally gave out that our arms had met with a sad reverse; but as slightly wounded. Charles W. Hughes, of Halifax, had a leg broken, and was also wounded in the hip. Geo. R. Watts, of Halifax, was slightly wounded. The bodies of Col. Poage and Capt. Dobbins, reached here yesterday morning on the train from Weldon. They will be forwarded to their friends for interment. Two of Capt. Coit's battery were slightly disabled--one having been spiked by the breaking of a priming-wire, and the other becoming useless from the lodgment of a ball, which it was fou