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August 24.

Gen. Butler, believing that a large portion of the colored militia force of the State of Louisiana were willing to take service in the volunteer forces of the United States, issued an order at New Orleans, directing that the members of the “Native Guards,” and all other free colored citizens recognized by the late Governor and authorities of the State as a portion of the militia of the State, who should enlist in the volunteer service of the United States, should be organized by the appointment of proper officers, and accepted, paid, equipped, armed and rationed as other volunteer troops of the United States, subject to the approval of the President.

The battle between the Union army under General Pope, and that part of the rebel forces under Gen. Lee, which crossed the Rappahannock yesterday, was this morning resumed in the vicinity of Sulphur Springs and Waterloo Bridge. Cannonading was kept up all day, but without doing much damage to either side.--(Doc. 104.)

Quantrel's and Hays's bands of guerrillas, overtook six companies of the Second and three companies of the Sixth Kansas regiments near Lamar, Kansas, when the attack was commenced [65] by the Sixth under the command of Major Campbell and Capt. Grund. The fight continued two hours, during which time the Nationals lost two killed and twenty-one wounded. The Second Kansas regiment took no part in the affair.--The schooner Water-Witch, was captured off Aransas, Texas, by the United States schooner Corypheus.

The Eighteenth regiment of Maine volunteers, commanded by Col. Daniel Chaplin, left their camp near Bangor, for the seat of war.--Charles J. Ingersoll was arrested at Philadelphia, Pa., by Deputy-Marshal Schuyler.

A skirmish took place near Dallas, Mo., between four companies of the Twelfth cavalry regiment, Missouri State militia, under the command of Major B. F. Lazear, and a numerically superior force of rebel guerrillas, under Col. Jeffries, resulting in a rout of the latter, with some loss.--St. Louis Republican.

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