From Northwestern Virginia--movements of Gen. Imboden.From an entirely reliable source we have the information that the Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. Imboden captured the town of Beverly, Randolph county, on Friday last Gen. L., with his forces, reached the town on the afternoon of Friday last, and after a sharp skirmish, in which two or three of his men were wounded, he succeeded in driving out the enemy, capturing a number of Wm guns, with some prisoners. Previous to the evacuation the enemy destroyed some $40,000 worth of commissary stores. Gen. Imboden states that he has driven the enemy out of the town, and expected to continue the pursuit of them the next day, (Saturday) He also states that as a result of his expedition he expected to secure one thousand head of cattle in Randolph county. The reported evacuation of Winchester is not yet confirmed, though the information from that quarter tends to the belief that Milroy's forces have fallen back, with a view to the protection of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. These writing the above we have received an extra from the office of the Staunton Vindicator, containing the following official report from Col. Imbeden:
Headq's N. W. Va. Brigades.
I attacked the enemy in a strong position on the heights in the rear of Beverly to-day, and defeated and drove him from the town after a stubborn resistance of three hours pursued him till dark on the Philippa road — renew the pursuit in the morning.
He burnt a considerable part of the town and destroyed his stores, which were very considerable — commissaries alone over $40,000.
I captured five new army wagons, thirty odd fine horses and males, thirty-four new field cities, a number of good tents a quantity of grain, a bogus mill is Major, and a number of prisoners — height not made up yet I learn I will procure over 1,000 hand of fine cattle in this and Barbour county, and large quantities of bacon.
It has been raining for four days--roads in a perfect mire.
--A few badly wounded on our side; none killed, enemy's loss unknown, as he removed all before the retreated.
The people are rejoicing at the government from the oppressor.
Enemy's force to day two regiments of infantry, a battery and two companies of cavalry.
two miles North of Beverly, April 24, 1863,