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e expedition. So much for the great Occoquan excitement. The news of Gen. Jackson's victory on Greenbrier river is confirmed. The enemy has been strongly entrenched and fortified on the top of Cheat Mountain, and our troops, considering is hopeless to attack such a position, have tried every means to get the Federalists out, but they persistently refused to accept the challenge. It is probable that Gen. Reynolds designed to surprise Gen. Jackson's command when he made the attack on the 2d inst. At daylight on the morning of that day, he came down from the mountain with 5,000 men, and drove in our pickets.--The battle commenced at 8 o'clock A. M., and raged four and a half hours, when the enemy retreated, with a reported loss of 1,500 in killed and wounded. Our loss was four killed and some ten or twelve wounded. The enemy are said to have employed six pieces of cannon but could not stand the terrible fire of Shumaker's battery. The troops engaged on our side we are informed,
Capture of the Federal steamer Fanny. Wilmington, N. C., Oct. 6 --An authentic letter from an officer on board the steamer Raleigh, dated on the 2d inst., says that the steamers Curlew and Raleigh had captured the Federal steamer Fanny on the evening before. She was loaded with blankets, great coats, shoes, and clothing for the Federal fleet, and had 45 men on board. No one was either killed or wounded on either side. The steamer Fanny and her cargo are worth nearly $100,000.