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nformation received there are no rebels between the telegraph and the river this side of Occoquan, and but few at the latter place. More Reconnoitering across the Potomac. Washington, Oct. 20. --This morning a heavy detachment from Gen. Smith's division, with portions of Nutt's and Ayres's batteries, and companies from the 5th regiment of regular cavalry, and Col. Friedman's Philadelphia cavalry, advanced towards Fairfax Court-House on a reconnaissance. They went as far as Flinthat village, and overlooks it. They saw there the enemy's pickets in such large force as to impress them with the belief that the reserve of the rebel army was not far from that point. The expedition was accompanied by Gen'ls McClellan, Porter, Smith and Hancock. It probably returned about nightfall. A private of the Fifth Cavalry Regiment, named Bryson Barton, was shot by a rebel picket. The latest accounts represent Gen. McCall as still at Drainsville. Ordered to a more impo
rth Carolina. From the Wilmington (N. C.) Journal, of the 24th, we gather the following interesting intelligence: We had the pleasure to meet yesterday Lt. Smith, of the Scotland Neck Mounted Rifles, who had just returned from Swansboro', having been detailed, in pursuance of the orders of General Anderson, with a detachming of certain Federal forces in the neighborhood of Bogue inlet, opposite the mouth of the White Oak river, and about twenty miles south of Fort Macon. Lieut. Smith left Camp Winslow, some six miles from Wilmington, on Thursday, the 17th inst., and got to Swansboro' on Saturday, the 19th. On Sunday morning, the 20th, he vg from his dress. On the body were a navy revolver and cutlass also a bayonet and cartridge box. The musket (not being attached to the person) was not found. Lieut. Smith had the body as carefully buried as its advanced state of decomposition would admit. The people on the banks (fishermen, we believe) reported, that about