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News and rumors. The most eager anxiety is now manifested by the public to hear from our army in the west, but the fact that there was no railway connection beyond Staunton yesterday prevented the receipt of any news by the Central route. The engagement on Tuesday was doubtless an outpost skirmish, and one report says that the enemy was driven back. Heavy firing was heard on Wednesday at Jackson a river in the direction of the Ganley and it is not improvable that a battle place on that day. We have information that eight regiments are ordered forward from different points to reinforce the Western army. There were no passengers from Manager yesterday, the trains having failed to contact in consequence of the breaking down of a small bridge at Rappabannock station by a passing freight train, on Wednesday night. No person was injured by the accident, but the cars were considerably smashed up. We learn from a gentleman who arrived from at 11 o'clock on Thursday night, that
orms us that Gen. Lee had effected a junction with Generals Floyd and Wise, near Meadow Bluff, and that they had marched their combined forces for the purpose of attacking the Federalists under Roseneranz, who occupied a strong position some few miles distant. It was reported that a heavy skirmish took place between the advanced guards of the two armies on Tuesday, resulting in the defeat of the Federals, with a considerable loss. It was further reported by a gentleman direct from Jackson's river on Wednesday morning, that information was received at that point before he left, that a combined attack was to have been made by Generals Lee, Floyd, and Wise on the enemy on Wednesday; and the gentleman further states that heavy cannonading was heard in the direction of Lewisburg before his departure, and there was no doubt but a severe battle was being fought. We give these rumors as we heard them, not vouching for their accuracy. We will remark, however, that there is a st