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retreat is said to have been made in great haste, the movement of our forces on the south side of the Potomac threatening their rear. General Wright's command, composed of the Sixth and Ninth corps, crossed into Virginia on Saturday, and the prospect for a battle is, therefore, regarded as imminent. The main rebel force, under General Early, is reported to be retreating on Winchester. Before leaving Hagerstown the rebels arrested and carried off two prominent Union citizens. General Sheridan has been temporarily placed in command of the defences of Washington, the Middle Department, including Maryland, and the Department of the Shenandoah. General Kelly reports, on the authority of a scout, that General Averill overtook the rebels at Moorefield on Sunday, attacked them, and captured all their artillery and five hundred prisoners. From Grant's army. A dispatch from the Army of the Potomac states that the rebels exploded a mine under one of our works in front of
interference, and the injury was speedily repaired. The cavalry, in which the Federal seem to have established a decided preponderance, have failed to effect a permanent destruction; and an attempt made by an expedition under Wilson to break up the line between Richmond, via Petersburg and Weldon, must have ended badly, if it be true that the Confederates intercepted the horsemen and forced Meade to march a whole corps and a division to their assistance, with results yet unknown to us. Sheridan, from whom a good deal was expected, has not turned out to be a Zeidlitz, a Murat, or even a Paget. He failed in a very feeble effort to reach Hunter, and he has since lost, we are told, one thousand men in a scamper across the Peninsula, south of Richmond, with the view of getting his corps across the James river to aid the cavalry force belonging to Grant's army. The next great Federal army, on which the hopes of the North have so long been fixed, promises to become a source of fearful