Meade Recrosses the Rapidan.
The public was yesterday somewhat surprised at the intelligence, that the Yankee
army, which had crossed to the south side of the Rapidan
with such pomp and show, had, without risking a general engagement, recrossed that stream, and were turning their faces Northward.
This movement of the Yankee General
, with the lights before us, is inexplicable, and what the next move will be, the future alone can reveal.
The following is the official dispatch of Gen. Lee
announcing the retirement of the Yankee
Orange C. H.
, Dec. 2.--The enemy retreated during the night.
Pursuit was made this morning, but he had recrossed the Rapidan
before we reached it. A few prisoners were captured.