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March 18.

This afternoon Captain Perkins, of the First Louisiana National cavalry, with a party of his men, left Brashear City, La., in order to meet an expedition of rebel cavalry, which had attacked a squad of men belonging to the One Hundred and Sixtieth New York regiment, at Berwick's Bay. About half-past 3 o'clock he fell in with the rebel force, at a point two miles beyond the National lines, and charged them with so much spirit that they turned and fled in confusion. The cavalry continued the chase, and a running fight was kept up for some seven or eight miles, where he found reenforcements for the rebels, in waiting to receive him. Their numbers greatly exceeding his, he gave the order to retreat, but was closely followed by the rebels, who kept up the fight for several miles on the return. In the affair ten of the rebels were killed and twenty wounded, and fourteen horses with all their trappings were captured by the Nationals.--Captain Julien, of the First Tennessee cavalry, was killed by guerrillas, near Hillsborough, Tenn.--Peace resolutions passed the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. During the debate on the resolutions James M. Scovel delivered an elaborate Union speech.

An enthusiastic Union meeting was held at Skowhegan, Maine.

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