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July 28.

Secretary Stanton ordered the formation of a Bureau of Cavalry to be attached to the War Department of the United States.--Colonel Rowett, of the Seventh Illinois infantry, in command of a force from Corinth, Miss., fell upon a party of rebels, belonging to Roddy's force, near Lexington, Tenn., and in a skirmish which followed, captured Colonel Campbell and Captain Clark, together with another captain, two lieutenants, and twenty-five men.

The steamboat Imperial, the first boat from New Orleans since the opening of the Mississippi River, arrived at St. Louis, Mo., and was welcomed with great enthusiasm.--the National forces under Colonel Sanders, at Richmond, Ky., were attacked by a large body of rebels, and driven back to a point within five miles of Lexington, the rebels closely following. Lexington was placed under martial law, and all able-bodied citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five were ordered to report for duty.--at Richmond, Va., the demolition of the street railroads was completed, the track having been torn up and the iron sent to the mill to be rolled into mail for a gunboat.

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