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August 27.


The British schooner Anna Sophia was captured by the United States gunboat R. R. Cuyler, while endeavoring to run the blockade of Wilmington, N. C.--The draft was postponed in Pennsylvania until September fifteenth.


James M. Graham, Assistant Adjutant-General, sent the following despatch from Leaven-worth, Kansas, to the War Department at Washington:

Major Champion Vaughan, of General Blunt's staff, has arrived at these headquarters with despatches. Gen. Blunt marched with one thousand five hundred men from Fort Scott, August [66] seventeenth, and followed the rebels as far north as Lone Jack. The enemy declined an engagement and commenced a retreat. They were hotly pursued by Gen. Blunt, and driven in utter confusion across the Osage, with the loss of all their transportation and equipments, besides numerous arms, prisoners, etc.

It is considered that the expedition saved the Missouri towns and the western border from devastation, besides striking terror into the hearts of the enemy as far as the Arkansas line. Gen. Blunt's column returned to Fort Scott on the twenty-second, having marched nearly three hundred miles in six days. Col. Cloud was left to continue the pursuit, and it is not improbable that the main force of the rebels will be forced to surrender.


A party of rebel cavalry, under the command of Captain White, entered Waterford, Va., early this morning, and captured a large portion of a company of National cavalry under Capt. Means. Capt. Means escaped.--The Nineteenth regiment of Maine volunteers, under the command of Col. Frederick D. Sewall, left Bath for the seat of war.--An enthusiastic war meeting was held at Boston, Mass., at which speeches were made by Gov. Andrew, Edward Everett, Robert C. Winthrop, Senator McDougal of California, and others.--Battle Creek, Ala., was evacuated by the Union army under General Buell.


The battle of Kettle Run, near Bristow Station, Va., was this day fought by the Union forces under Gen. Hooker, and a division of the rebel army of Gen. Jackson, under Gen. Ewell. The engagement lasted for several hours, terminating only at dark, the rebels retreating with great loss.--(Doc. 104.)


A great war meeting was held in the city of New York, at which speeches were made by Generals Mitchel, Foster, Sickles, Walbridge, Corcoran, and Busteed; Mr. Arnold of Illinois, Mr. Wright, of New Jersey, Col. Nugent, and others.

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