Affairs on the Rapidan — no battle yet.

Our latest information from the seat of war warrants the conclusion that the general fight between the armies of Gens. Lee and Meade, which was expected to commence yesterday, did not take place. Up to 2 o'clock in the afternoon there had only been heavy skirmishing, both armies apparently manœuvring for position. It is hardly possible, however, that a general fight can be delayed longer than to-day. The following official dispatch was received from Gen. Lee at the War Department yesterday:

[official Dispatch.]

Headq'rs Army of Northern Va.,
Via Orange C. H., Nov. 30th.
To Gen. S. Cooper:

No movement of importance by either army yesterday. The enemy is in line on the east side of Mine Run. This army is in position on the west side.

(Signed) R. E. Lee, General.

[Mine Run is a small stream emptying into the Rapidan. The Fredericksburg Plankroad intersects it about fourteen miles due east of Orange C. H., and about ten or twelve miles west of Chancellorsville.]

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