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ich our lines had been subjected to considerable annoyance. Sported success in the Valley. We are enabled to state, on what we consider good authority, that our forces in the Valley of Virginia, on Sunday last, surprised and captured the enemy's garrison at Martinsburg, Berkeley county. An officer who has arrived at Staunton reports that 900 prisoners, 4 piece of artillery, and 250 wagons were taken. The Yankees of that place were making extensive preparations to celebrate the Fourth of July, and had the materials for a sumptuous banquet, all of which, including the wine with which they designed to drink "the day we celebrate," fell into the hands of the Confederates. Although no official information of this capture has been received, it is generally credited. Martinsburg is the point to which the enemy sent all the negroes stolen from their masters on their recent visit to Staunton, and it is quite probable that they will be returned to their old homes. Since the ab
arietta, July 2. --Nothing new to-day. The usual skirmishing has taken place. A Sergeant and two privates came in this morning from the Yankee lines. Their terms of service had expired, but owing to military necessity they were not permitted to leave. They represent the army as being much dispirited and averse to prolonging hostilities. Many men whose terms of service expire in July and August have determined not to fight. [Fourth Dispatch.] In the Field Near Rufus Station, July 4. --In order to counteract a flank movement made in force by the enemy on our left, the army commenced to withdraw from the neighborhood of Marietta night before last. The movement was conducted in a successful manner characteristic of Gen. Johnston. Gen. Hardee's Corps, though in some places not more than 40 or 50 yards from the enemy's lines, did not begin to move until just before daylight yesterday, and the movement was conducted so quietly that the enemy was not aware of it until
From North Mississippi. Meridian, July 4 --A force of the enemy from Vicksburg are in the vicinity of Clinton to-day, and our forces under Wirt Adams are fighting them. Another column is said to be moving simultaneously from Natchez. [Second Dispatch.] Meridian, July 7. --The Yankees left Jackson yesterday afternoon. No private property was destroyed. The object of the expedition was to destroy-the railway between Jackson and Canton. Telegraphic communication wexcept negro stealing. The clothing and negroes, regardless of sex, was carried off by the Yankee force. Many of the citizen are left without a single servant. No damage was done to the railroad or telegraph. [Fourth Dispatch.] Clinton, July 4, (via Mobile, July 7th.) --The steamer Iago, loaded with cotton, was captured and burned by our troops in Arkansas river. All registered enemies remaining in New Orleans are ordered to report to the Provost. Marshal to be sent beyond t