The War News.
There were several different reports in circulation in the city yesterday with reference to movements in the army.
Passengers by the Central
train say that it was rumored yesterday at Gordonsville
had made an unsuccessful attack upon the garrison of the enemy at Harper's Ferry
We think this report quite unlikely, as it is hardly probable that any cavalry force would attempt to assault a point so difficult of access.
In addition, the Federal
force at Harper's Ferry
and in the neighborhood is much larger than the command of Major Mosby
's corps of the Yankee
army was at Charlestown
a few days ago, which is but eight miles distant.
We have another report, brought by the Fredericksburg
train, that the enemy in considerable force have appeared in Westmoreland county
It is not believed, however, that their appearance there means anything more than a thieving expedition, for the purpose of stripping the county of its supplies of food and forage.