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May 6.

The army of the Potomac, under the command of Major-General Hooker, was with-drawn from Fredericksburgh to the north bank of the Rappahannock River. General Hooker issued an address to the army, congratulating them on their achievements during the last seven days.--Alexandria, Miss., was occupied without resistance by the National forces under the command of Admiral D. D. Porter.--(Doc. 187.)

A fight took place between a National force under the command of Colonel Cornyn, encamped near Tupelo, Miss., and a body of rebel cavalry under General Ruggles, terminating, after a desperate conflict of half an hour's duration, in the flight of the latter, leaving behind them a great number of arms, equipments, and ninety of their number as prisoners.

The steamer Eugenia was captured by the gunboat R. R. Cuyler, off Mobile, Ala.--Disloyal citizens were sent South from Nashville, Tenn. Among them was Neill S. Brown, formerly Governor of that State.

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