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War news and rumors — the army of the Kanawha — heavy skirmishing — movements on the Potomac — the news from Missouri. The city was full of rumors yesterday, many of them, as usual, being entirely destitute of truth. Gen. Wise arrived from the army of the Kanawha on Saturday evening, and brought highly interesting intelligence from the troops lately under his command at Big Sewell Mountain. The enemy attacked him on Monday in heavy force, numbering, it is supposed, 9,000 men, and Gen. W., with but 1,700, made such a gallant defence of his position, that the enemy was repulsed. Heavy skirmishing continued throughout the two succeeding days, the Hessians fighting under cover of trees and bushes, and endeavoring to ascertain the position of our guns. Meanwhile Gen. Lee arrived with four regiments of Gen. Floyd's Brigade, thus swelling the force at Big Sewell to 4,000 men. Our loss in the three day's skirmishing was two killed and three wounded, Gen. Wise states that the shot,