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The battle of Leesburg--McClellan's Plans. The falsity of the Federal official statement of as the strength of Baker's force in the battle of the 21st, is fully exposed by the Baltimore South, which proves conclusively that it could not have been less than 4,000 men. The same paper reports the loss in the California alone at 237, showing that the efforts of the Administration to diminish the total 627 are intended to delude the people.--It is farther stated, positively, that McClellan authorized the crossing of the river, and that it was a part of his general plan; but that its success is attributed to the failure of Gen. M all to en-operate, though he may have teen threatened by a flank movement from Fairfax, which compelled him to retreat-- McClellan, it is said, will not abandon his pet project of capturing Leesburg, and rushing from there into the Valley of Virginia, and will send forward large forces to effect his object. Meantime, however, he finds himself menaced on h
the engagement at Leesburg. The manner in which Gen. Baker was killed coincides with our account of the affa published a few days ago: At this juncture Gen.Baker, who had dismounted from his horse, and was advancsuance of orders from Gen. Banks, went over under Gen. Baker to reinforce the 15th and 20th Massachusetts and The report that was handed in at the headquarters of Baker's Brigade, on the morning of the 22d, stated there way morning. Gen. Stone issued the orders for Col. Baker to cross the Potomac at Conrad's Ferry at sunrise on Monday morning. When Col. Baker arrived there with his regiment, be found that the Tammany regiment, from . Cogshall, had already crossed in advance. Colonel Baker immediately proceeded to cross, and soon after sthe Virginia side with his command. By the time Colonel Baker and his men had got into marching order, the two city. The court-room was crowded with spectators.--Baker, the privateer Captain, took a seat at the table occ