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A good one.

--One of the Federal officers captured in the battle of Leesburg, declares that hundreds of the prisoners taken at the same time are "d — d deserters, who threw themselves in the way of the conquering foe," "for," says he, "there are more prisoners here than the whole command could have afforded." This may account for the small loss reported by the enemy. Of the number sent out they acknowledge a loss of only two hundred. As to the deserters, they have nothing to say.

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