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We make the following summary of news from the Baltimore American of the 9th instant:

‘ The American is exultant over the news from Mobile, "through rebel sources," and by the small victory in Hardy county, Virginia.

From the Upper Potomac.

Our intelligence from the Upper Potomac asserts that the rebels have again left this State. Hagerstown was re-occupied by our forces on Saturday.--The rebel retreat is said to have been made in great haste, the movement of our forces on the south side of the Potomac threatening their rear.

General Wright's command, composed of the Sixth and Ninth corps, crossed into Virginia on Saturday, and the prospect for a battle is, therefore, regarded as imminent. The main rebel force, under General Early, is reported to be retreating on Winchester. Before leaving Hagerstown the rebels arrested and carried off two prominent Union citizens.

General Sheridan has been temporarily placed in command of the defences of Washington, the Middle Department, including Maryland, and the Department of the Shenandoah.

General Kelly reports, on the authority of a scout, that General Averill overtook the rebels at Moorefield on Sunday, attacked them, and captured all their artillery and five hundred prisoners.

From Grant's army.

A dispatch from the Army of the Potomac states that the rebels exploded a mine under one of our works in front of Petersburg on Friday, but succeeded in doing very little damage. The rebels managed their mining operations very badly, and the explosion took place forty yards in front of our works. They attempted an assault afterwards, but were repulsed with considerable loss. Both armies are engaged in strengthening their defensive works.

A few days since fifty rebel deserters attempted to come into our lines in a body, but our troops, not understanding their intentions, fired on them, and twenty-nine of the number were killed or wounded.


A dispatch from Fort Smith, Arkansas, says that the rebels, under Generals Cooper, Gaines and Standwaite, were defeated near that place on the 31st ultimo. They were in full retreat, pursued by the Union forces.

Lincoln has revoked General Hunter's order banishing rebel sympathizers from Central Maryland.

General Hooker has not been assigned to any command yet. He will visit New York.

Admiral Dahlgren has published a letter attempting to prove that his son, Ulric, did not write the orders found on his person.

The so-called Governor Hahn, of Louisiana, has arrived in Washington.

The last quotation of gold in New York is two hundred and fifty-seven.

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