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tated accurately the prevalent belief in Martinsburg at the time. We feel as well assured that Gen. Lee, if he has met the enemy in a pitched battle, has inflicted a terrible defeat upon them, as we beings. Whether the details be precisely such as the telegraph gives us is another matter. If Gen. Lee has, after a hard fought battle, taken 40,000 prisoners, he has gained one of the most completeverthrow nothing can be easier than to march in and take possession. We are confident that Gen Lee has struck some great blow from the strong belief generally entertained that he has all this tier to reduce the enemy to follow him. They did so, according to the telegram, when the wings of Gen. Lee's army closed upon and enveloped them. It was a repetition of the manœavre practiced by Hannib Romans and the capture of 14,000 out of an army of 86,000 Hannibal killed the enveloped Romans. Lee, according to this account, only took the Yankees prisoners. If this telegram states the tru
contemporaries. One of its dispatches, dated Baltimore, 3d, 10 P. M., says that Meade had driven Lee, four miles northeast of Gettysburg. This is followed by a dispatch, dated Hanover, Pa., 4th, 1 A. M., three hours later, which says Lee had been driven only three quarters of a mile. A telegram in the Philadelphia Inquirer, which the telegrapher says is a "brief and candid statement," says ts that important dispatches have been captured by Capt. Dahlgren from Jeff. Davis and Cooper to Gen. Lee. They indicate anxiety for the position of Richmond. Both decline to send Lee the reinforcemeLee the reinforcements from Beauregard he asked for. The bombardment of Vicksburg — explosion of a mine — terrific scene. The correspondent of the New York World, writing from before Vicksburg on the 26th ult.,eady made, but it would grow more rapid as we proceeded, as it is also certain of its end. Gen. Lee's order Relative to of soldiers in the Enemys country. Headqr's Army Northern Va. Chambersb