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this fact as proving the report of Gen. Magruder's death. The war in western Virginia--the skirmishing near Laurel Hill. Dispatches from Beelington, near Laurel Hill, Va., published in the Cincinnati Commercial, of Wednesday, furnish us with some further particulars of the first day's skirmishing at that place. Laurel Hill is fifteen miles from Grafton. We subjoin a portion of the account given by the Commercial, a Republican paper: Beelington, Va., July 7.--The brigade, Gen. Morris commanding, left Phillippi this morning at 2 o'clock. The force is about 4,500 effective men. One company of the Indiana Ninth and one of the Ohio Fourteenth took the advance as skirmishers. They fired upon a body of forty of the rebel cavalry, who fled and were tracked by their blood, but no formidable opposition was made to our advance until we reached this place. Company G, Indiana 9th, Capt. Moody, advanced round a hill to the south of this point, and entered a thickly wooded hi