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Stuarts Reconnoissance.

The successful raid of Gen. Stuart upon the rear of the Grand Army still continues to puzzle the Yankees, and they have not yet arrived at a full knowledge of the affair. The fact that something was done; that the Confederate cavalry was really within their lines; that a large amount of property was destroyed; that the United States dragoons were routed, and many of them taken prisoners, begins to break slowly upon their minds. It is still spoken of as the work of guerrilla parties, and a wholesome fear of these same parties has sprung up, and it is singular how many of them can be According to she statements of the correspondents, guerrilla bands are still hanging upon the near of the army, and they are seen in every quarter — sometimes at Hanover, on the Pacunkey, at White House, New Kent, Charles City, and other places. Something must be done to put a stop to such lawless proceedings; for according to the Yankee idea, a guerrilla band lurks behind every bush and in every patch of woodland. A more effectual scare has not been given since the war began. Although the rebel Stuart was finally routed and driven beyond the Chickahominy, the New York Herald says that it must be allowed by all to be one of the most daring acts ever known, and greatly to the credit of the rebels. The great excitement prevailing throughout the army, caused by this brilliant affair, is the general topic of conversation. It is perfectly incomprehensible.

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