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Breckinridge's victory.

We received yesterday early in the day the gratifying news that Gen. Breckinridge had whipped the German Red Republican Gen. Sigel, in a fight which took place near New Market, in Shenandoah county. His forces must have been badly routed, as they are represented as fleeing from the field across the north branch of the Shenandoah, which was near at hand, and burning the bridge after them. Of the relative number of men engaged in the battle we are not in formed. But it must have been extraordinary if the enemy did not outnumber us.--Sigel's column was a part of the combined movement for our final subjugation, as was also Averill's. Both of them have been defeated, and thus falls three of the minor heads of the monster, Sheridan's raid constituting the third. The brave Confederates are lopping them off one after another. Let us hope that in a few days at least some of the larger ones, with more force and vitality, will fall to the ground and be crushed under the heel of the Confederacy.

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