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September 15.

The rebels advanced again to-wards Cincinnati, Ohio, as far as Florence, and drove in the Union pickets.

Colonel McNeill had a two hours fight with Porter's gang of guerrillas, near Shelburne, resulting in the complete rout of the latter, with a loss of two killed and a number wounded. Col. McNeill captured twenty wagons and a number of horses and guns.--Ponchatoula, La., was occupied [81] by the National forces under Major George C. Strong, of Gen. Butler's staff.--(Doc. 208.)

Harper's Ferry, Md., surrendered to the rebels under the command of Gen. Jackson, after a contest of three days duration.--(Doc. 120.)

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