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From Gen. Wise's Legion — capture of Federalists. Washington, July 20. --An official dispatch from Gen. Mcclellan, dated Beverly, July 19th, says: "Gen. Cox decoyed 600 of Gen. Wise's Legion out to Barboursville." The Kanawha correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, in a letter dated July 18th, at noon, says that two regiments, with two guns and the Trenton Cavalry, were ordered to reconnoitre Pope's Creek. On reaching the Creek they found the Virginians, 1,500 strong, well entrenched with masked batteries and two guns. The Federal troops fired forty rounds and silenced the batteries, but their ammunition giving out, they retired. Captain Allen and Lieut Pomerov were killed. Col. Norton of the 21st Ohio Regiment was badly wounded and captured. Col. Woodruff, Lieut Col. Neff (bogus Ky) and Col. De Villiers, of the 11th Ohio Regiment left Cox's camp on the 17th inst., and are believed to have been either killed or captured.