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ing the wiser part, however, Gen. K., hearing the shrill whistle of the locomotive, which told o the bringing up of reinforcements from Gen. Pickett's brigade at Dutton's bridge and vicinity, he reluctantly gave the order to move towards Mechanicsville. On Monday Gen Butler received orders to send over a force to meet Gen. Kilpatrick and assist him if necessary. This force was sent and the two returned to Williamsburg. The force picked up on their way one of the escaped prisoners, a Col. Watson or Watkins, of Ohio. Over 500 prisoners were taken; but from the nature of the expedition it was impossible to bring them in. The casualties have not yet been ascertained. Col. Dahlgren, Major Cook, and Lieut. Colonel Litchfield, with about 150 men, are missing. The latter officer is known to have been wounded. The following telegram from Yorktown, dated the 8th inst., tells the fate of Dahlgren and his party: The gunboat Morse, Lieut. Commander Bacock, left here Sunday