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The war News.

The most important news we give this morning is from Missouri. The reported battle near Carthage, between the State troops and Gen. Zeigler's forces, is confirmed. The latter were routed with a heavy loss. Among those killed on the Federal side the name of Geatz Brown is reported. He was a Kentuckian, and formerly editor of the Louisville Democrat. If the report be true, he has got the reward of his treachery. Col. Wolfe was killed and a good many more taken prisoners.

Passengers by the Central train yesterday report some interesting proceedings in Patterson's camp at Martinsburg. Some four thousand Pennsylvanians, who enlisted for three months, made up their minds to leave and go home. One account says objection was made, and a fight took place, in which a considerable number of useless lives were lost. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of the last mentioned report, but have no doubt that the three months men determined to leave the service.

From Western and North western Virginia the accounts are vague. A dispatch from Cincinnati makes it appear that Capt. O. J. Wise, of the Blues, had captured three companies of Federalists. It is probable that an engagement has taken place in the neighborhood of Laurel Hill, between Gen. Garnett's Confederate forces and McClellan's command, since the Cincinnati telegrams inform us that they were approaching each other at last accounts. We have nothing further in regard to the reported engagement of the 7th. If the Federalists were defeated on that day, as has been stated, we should hardly receive any account of it from the North.

In consequence of Gen. Scott's order for the suppression of telegraphic dispatches, we have nothing from the Northern Associated Press relative to the army movements on the Potomac.

Col. Thomas, the intrepid Marylander, has been indicted for treason and piracy.

The captured Hessians are hard at work on our fortifications at Winchester.

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