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War matters.

--Yesterday was an unusually quiet day, so far as rumors were concerned, scare even a ripple having disturbed the current of the public mind. Our army on the tower Potomac continues to watch the enemy from the favorable position near Washington, and very few besides those in command are permitted to know where the next grand act in the bloody drama will be performed. A superb battery of rifled cannon was on one of the outward bound trains from Richmond yesterday, and many were the speculations as to its future history. There is a strong probability that it will be written in crimson characters, but we do not hazard an opinion regarding its place of destination.

There was no news by the Central train communicated by passengers, touching the movements of the Confederate troops beyond Manassas. We have come, in fact, to place very little reliance in any rumors brought to Richmond in that way; for passengers generally know nothing more of the war movements than do persons residing at a greater distance from the scene of operations, and if military men are in possession of any facts, they are too prudent to reveal them.

In other quarters matters remain as at last accounts, nothing having been very lately received on which to base a sensation story.

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