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Attempt of the enemy to capture Gen. Van Dorn and command — their Plans Frustrated. Savannah, March 14. --A special dispatch to the Savannah Republican, dated Columbia, Tenn., 12th inst., says: "Four brigades of the enemy, under Gens, Grange, Rosecrans, (?) Dix, and Shinder, endeavored to hem in General Van-Dorn on yesterday, just across Duck river, knowing that he had no means of crossing. Our artillery was kept in position until yesterday morning and replied to the Yankees' fire. The river was there crossed by a ferry. The outposts were hold as usual. The whole command then withdrew, passed the enemy's left flank and escaped by the way of White's Bridge, twenty six miles above, which they crossed successfully. " The Federal are not yet aware of our whereabouts, and are looking for Van Dorn in their rear. The successful escape from so perfect a net is regarded as unusually skillful and fortunate. A second dispatch to the Republican, same date, s