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From Alexandria.
bad condition of affairs.
the city under Martial law.
great excitement at the North.
the late collision.
the Hessians defeated at Harper's Ferry.

Mannassas Junction, May 26.
--Arrivals from Alexandria report that 12,000 Black Republican troops are stationed there, and the Virginia stores, with one or two exceptions, closed.

The citizens were leaving as fast possible.

The port was open and steamers were making regular trips to Washington.

The telegraph was open to Washington.

Col. Wilcox, of Michigan, was in command of the Abolition forces.

A proclamation had been issued ordering all the liquor stores and bar-rooms to be closed and citizens to be in doors by 9 o'clock P. M. Evidences of bad discipline had been manifested. Several houses had been broken into and robbed. A general order, issued last night by Gen. Scott, stopping all entrance into or exit from the city, caused great inconvenience.

The news of Ellsworth's death had created great excitement throughout the entire North.

A collision occurred Saturday, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Three men were killed and six dangerously wounded — among the killed is one Virginian and one South Carolinian.

A large Union vote was polled in Wheeling and the North Western counties.

The Washington Star of yesterday reports an engagement at Harper's Ferry. The Federal troops were repulsed with great loss.

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