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Stilliant cavalry Exploit sixteen hundred Yankees captured.

Chattanooga, May 4.
--A special to the Rebel, dated Rome, Ga., 4th, via Dalton says:

GenForrest accomplished the most brilliant feat of the war yesterday. He captured Col. Stralt's entire command, consisting of 1,600 infantry. He pursued them from Courtland, Ala, and captured them two miles from the Georgia line, and twenty miles from Rome, fighting incessantly for five days and nights. Gen. Forrest's loss was ten men killed and forty wounded. His reception in Rome yesterday was a triumphant ovation. A salute of twenty guns was fired, and the ladies welcomed him with smiles and tears of gratitude.

’ [second Dispatch]

Atlanta, May 4.--Passengers by the State road report that the enemy, 1,000 strong, and 4,000 contrabands, were captured at Cassville. Yankee loss, fifty killed; our loss, ten killed. A special from Col. Lee, at Etowah, confirms the above.

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