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e number, as was supposed, of ten to fifteen hundred, and opened fire upon our men. An instant stampede followed, in which Gen. Leadbetter led better than anybody else, according to the accounts we have received. He took to the cars he had brought up with him, put out, and never stopped till he reached Chattanooga. All the officers, with one exception, so far as we have learned, did the same. The men followed in double-quick, throwing away their arms and accoutrements as they ran. But a Captain Cain remained behind, approached the eastern bridge, and crept under it to shelter himself from the enemy's fire, and there whittling shavings from the timber, kindled a fire with some matches he happened to have in his pocket, and never left his position till the structure was too far in flames to be saved. Meantime, when General Leadbetter had arrived in Chattanooga, a General Reynolds and a Major from Virginia (name not recollected) took the train and ran back to Bridgeport, meeting m