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ederals was within eight miles of Farmville, with the intention of destroying the High Bridge, on the Southside railroad. In the morning the Federals entered Ashland with a large force of cavalry and artillery, and, it is stated, burnt the town, which consists of a hotel and some twenty or thirty cottages. In the evening eight miles distant from the city. This report is supposed to be correct, though nothing was heard of them afterwards. It is more likely that after the raid at Ashland they turned their attention to the Central Railroad, which last night at 9 o'clock had been torn up near Peak's, about six miles from the city. The party performto secure a safe retreat within their lines. On their way they will meet General Wise's command, and may be overpowered by it and captured. When the raid on Ashland was consummated our ambulance train, with 198 sick and 69 wounded, was captured, and it is stated that the cars were burnt after the prisoners were paroled.