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The grand conflict.

The grand conflict of the immense armies near this city still progresses. Our successes have been almost uninterrupted. The nature of the country and the great extent of the lines prohibited a grand battle in open plain. The struggle has been one of successive fights of divisions of the armies thus far. But there must be a greater battle than any yet between the main bodies, when brought by concentration and strategy front to front.

The positions of the armies at this time, it is believed, insures a complete ultimate triumph to our arms. The intrepid Jackson, as our citizens have been aware for several days, is in the field here with his principal force. By a rapid march he swept down from the mountains, and, re-operating with General Lee, got in rear of the enemy. It is understood that he has cut off retreat by way of the Pamunkey, and stands a stone wall to hold the enemy to his position, while he is pressed by our intrepid forces on the South bank of the Chickahominy. He has had some hard fighting, and has dealt the enemy some terrible blows.

The struggle began auspiciously for our arms, and has continued with daily triumphs. We refer to our details. The final blow must be given, we suppose, in a few hours. We are confident of complete victory. Let us be grateful for our signal success the past week, and continue our prayers to Heaven for final triumph.

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