From Northern Virginia--Interesting reports of the Operations of our Army.
--Although the news which reaches us from our forces does not come in an official or very authentic form, we have still enough to encourage us in the belief that our gallant army is gathering fresh laurels as it advances Northward.
The passengers by the Central
train last night represent that large numbers of prisoners are continually arriving at Gordonsville
, and one gentleman, who came through from Culpeper C. H., informed us that he saw an order on the Quartermaster
at that place, on Wednesday night; to make preparations for the reception of 1,000 prisoners and several thousand mules and horses.
The prisoners were alleged to have been captured by our troops on Tuesday evening in the neighborhood of Warrenton Springs.--The horses and mules, most of them, had been captured by Stuart
's cavalry in the various engagements they have had with the retreating enemy.
It is also reported that our troops had intercepted the retreat of the enemy in the neighborhood of Centreville
, and that all day on Wednesday a heavy fight was in progress.
No particulars of the fight had reached Culpeper
when the train left there yesterday morning; but a rumor was in circulation that 4,000 Yankees had been captured and had been started for Richmond
We have very few facts in relation to the recent cavalry fighting along the line of the Rappahannock
There was an engagement at Morton's Ford several days ago, in which Brigadier-General Lomax
commanded our forces, and had his horse killed under him. The Yankee cavalry had crossed at the ford mentioned and were half a mile this side of the river, but were attacked by our infantry brigade and driven back.
They were followed by our cavalry, when a heavy skirmish ensued.
At the same time another fight was going on at Raccoon Ford
, in which the enemy were driven back seven miles from the field where the fight commenced.
It was in this fight that Adjutant Taylor
, of the 2d Virginia cavalry, was killed.
Three hundred and eighty prisoners arrived in this city yesterday from Gordonsville
Among them were eight commissioned officers.