By the railroad it is twenty-eight.
I am unable to say when the railroad will be finished; but in the meantime it is safe to say that Bragg will hardly attempt to dislodge our army from Chattanooga.
Gen. Heade's Army — Depredations of the Confederates.
A dispatch from Washington, dated the 27th says skirmishing continues as usual.
On Monday night a supply train, consisting of 30 wagons, was captured by the Confederates between Warrenton and New Baltimore, on the Gainesville road.
On Tuesday the rebels went to within fourteen miles of Alexandria, and carried off 30 mules and a wagon master.
The guard, however, fired upon them and prevented their capturing the wagons.
A telegram from Washington, dated the 28th, says:
There has been the usual light skirmishing along the front to-day, though indicating no probable engagement.
It seems a settled fact that for the present the enemy is resolved on the defensive to prevent our forces from crossing the Rapp