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Federal prisoners.

--The fourteen prisoners brought to this city on Monday by the York River Railroad were captured on the previous Saturday, near Newport News, by Capt. Phillips's Cavalry, and not by Cobb's scouts, as we learn from reliable authority. The Hessians were pulling down a house for the purpose of using the timber in building their winter quarters, when they were charged upon and taken. This adds another to the exploits of Capt. Jo. Phillips, than whom there does not exist a more gallant or intrepid officer. He deserves honor for his personal bravery and devotion to the cause of the South.

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