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ps quartered there, but the probability is, that it was done through mere wantonness, and for the gratification of a malignant spite on the part of the Yankees. The Court-House is situated near the centre of Prince George county. The Northern Border. We have no later news concerning the movements of our forces in the Valley of Virginia. The Northern papers of the 10th seem perfectly ignorant of their whereabouts, and content themselves with a mendacious statement of the affair at Moorefield on Sunday last. Our troops seem to have inflicted considerable damage upon property in the enemy's country on their last visit besides the burning of Chambersburg. The President of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal reports that the damage to that work will keep back over a hundred thousand tons of coal from the Washington market this season. Workmen were employed upon the badly-damaged section of the canal at Antietam, but the rebel forces in the vicinity drove them away. Promoted.
hington, 9th--12 Mt: A special meeting of the Cabinet was held this afternoon. It is understood that the long- pending quarrel between Mr. Blair and Mr. Stanton culminated on this occasion, and that Mr. Stanton, after a few sharp words with Mr. Blair, tendered his resignation, which was promptly accepted by the President. Miscellaneous. The latest gold quotation in New York is two hundred and fifty-five. Detailed accounts are given of the recent engagement at Moorefield, in Hardy county. They claim that the Confederate forces were completely routed, with the loss of six hundred prisoners; that they fled in great disorder, and were pursued by Averill twenty-five miles. They assert that they captured Bradley Johnson and all his staff, with the colors and ordnance trains of his command, and a large quantity of small arms. McCausland, they affirm, barely escaped by fleeing to the mountains. Johnson, it is said, were no insignia of rank, and was thereby enabled
From the North. Petersburg, August 12. --Northern papers of the 10th have been received. Unofficial dispatches claim a great victory for Averill over McCausland and Bradley Johnson, on the 7th, near Moorefield, Hardy county. Johnson and staff were captured, but escaped. They also claim between five and six hundred prisoners, trains, colors and small arms to have been captured. The Commercial of the says Sherman and Thomas both telegraphed to Washington that Atlanta will fall this week certainly. A rebel wagon train of thirty-five wagons was captured in Loudoun county. There is nothing from the Army of the Potomac. Four expeditions entered Florida and destroyed railroads, burning bridges and committing other depredations. Gold 254½.