Fight at Leesburg, Va.important News from the Potomac ne--Decisive victory for the Confederate arms.
The news of a victory over the Federalists at Leesburg, Loudoun county, Va., was communicated to the War Department yesterday in the following dispatch: Centerville, Oct. 22.--Gen. Evans report that he was engaged most of the day on yesterday with twelve regiments and five battery of the enemy, near the Potomac — they crossed under cover of artillery fire. He gave them back with a heavy loss in killed and wounded, and took two hundred prisoners. Col. Baker, of Oregon, was killed, and Col. Cogswell and ten other officers are bringing the prisoners. Six pieces of artillery are capture. Gen. Evans command consisted of four regiment and five cannon." In addition to the foregoing, we received of following dispatch from our special correspondent. [by Telegraph.] Manassas. Oct. 22.--A fight took place yesterday near Leesburg between Gen. Evans's Brigade consisting of four regiments and five and twelve regiments of the enemy, and five batteries of artillery. The Federals generally whipped with a loss of 75 killed, prisoners and six pieces of cannon. The reminder of the force were driven into the is indifferently small." This news comes to us in such authentic that no room is left for doubt that Gen. Evans has gained a brilliant victory. The of Col. Baker the Black Republican number from Oregon, and Lincoln's mouthpiece in the Senate is a cause for especially congratulation. He was an Englishman by and it was this man who said, in the first of the long tirade of abuse of the South and Southern men, delivered at the late extra division of the Federal Congress, that every one of Southern soil should be reconquered: the stars and stripes should wave over and arsenal, and that if Southern would not conduct their State to the laws of the United State from Massachusetts and would be appointed in their places, probable, from present his destiny to witness a his sweeping prophecy. The public will await the full details of the eager anxiety. The first company of the Howitzer Battalion, of this city, now command of Lieuts. Pal and McCarthy, was doubtless engaged, confident that their guns telling effect upon the enemy, the of constant reverses upon the anticipation of the North would be anything ging to the Federal despoliation of truthful accounts were permitted the people.