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ll.-- Another said we had been driven from Munson's hill and had lost all our artillery; another, that he distinctly heard the sound of musketry since six in the morning. It was evident to every one that a great fight was going on and that somebody had been "cut to pieces." If was plain those heavy guns meant something. On inquiry at headquarters I could not learn anything unusual, and so proceeded on my journey. On reaching Centreville, I was told-by a man, who said he had just come from Fairfax, that he could hear the rattle of small arms distinctly in the morning, and that fifteen thousand men were engaged in fighting fifty thousand Yankees. "Is that reliable?" said a fussy-looking by-stander." "Certainly it is," was the reply; "I have just come from the Court-House, and heard it myself." Off pops "fussy-little by stander," and in two minutes the village knows the alleged, fact as generally as if the town crier had repeated it in the street after a sonorous "o yes." I
the bloody actions of the 18th and 21st of July, and their companies sustained no fire in whose hottest and thickest part they were not seen cheering on their men to the charge. Information has been received by me of several other less public interviews with Yankee soldiers, the incidents of which it might appear imprudent to give. A heavy firing of cannon was heard this morning from the vicinity of Munson's Hill, and this evening it is state that an engagement between considerable forces of the two armies had occurred, giving to us a victory, with twenty-five or thirty-prisoners. The instructions to our officers and soldiers to hold every inch of ground they occupy; the daily cautions out firm advance towards the enemy; the concentration or drawing together of our troops; the removal of the headquarters of the First Corps to Fairfax; and numerous other indications, tell plainly that the crouching iron has at last made sure, and is ready to plunge forward. Ithuriel.