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Fighting at Blackwater. A gentleman who came from the line of the Blackwater River on Friday evening, says that the entire Yankee army is supposed to have marched out from Suffolk Thursday afternoon, but the column observed by our scouts numbered only 1,500, consisting of about 1,000 infantry and 500 cavalry. This column moved off in the direction of Isle of Wight Court-House, but at dusk suddenly diverged and bore towards Zuni and Joyner's Ford, bivouacking for the night at the farm of Robert D. Marshall. Zuni and Joyner's Ford, are near the sources of the Blackwater River, and but four miles distant from each other. At day dawn Friday morning the enemy made a simultaneous attack upon our troops at Zuni and Joyner's Ford, there being one company of Col. Claiborne's Rangers at each place. The rangers were dismounted, and fought gallantly, repulsing the enemy at each place, and driving him from the opposite bank of the narrow stream. About 8 o'clock, the enemy's caval