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From Northern Mississippi.

[official Dispatch.]
Meridian, Miss., Oct. 15, 1863.
To Gen. S. Cooper.
The following dispatch has been received, dated Oxford, 14th:

Eleven regiments of cavalry, with nine pieces of artillery, pursued us. We skirmished with them all the way, fought them for four hours near Byhalia, and again at the river, when they were repulsed, and retired, after burning Wyatt. Our loss is considerable, but the number is not known on account of so much straggling. We saved our train and captured property.

(Signed,) J. E. Johnston.

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