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The Laurel Hill battle.
death of Gen. Garnett.


Cincinnati, July 16.
--A special dispatch to the Gazette reports that Laurel Hill was evacuated on the night of the 11th inst.

The Confederate troops were overtaken by the advance of the Hessians on the 12th, when the rear showed battle, to cover their retreat. At the next ford Gen. Garnett was killed.

Col. Ramsey, of Georgia, succeeded Gen. Garnett in command, and the pursuit ceased.

The result of the whole affair is that Laurel Hill Camp, with equipage, forty baggage-wagons, field-chest and two regimental banners, were captured.

Four Georgia Captains and Lieutenants were taken among the prisoners.

Gen. Garnett and twenty of his men were killed.

The General's body is at headquarters, awaiting orders from Richmond.


[Second Dispatch.]

Washington, July 16
--Gen. McClellan's official dispatches announce the death of Gen. Garnett, with 200 killed and 1,000 prisoners. Seven guns were also captured.

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