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ttles of the Wilderness and Fredericksburg (the second) have added largely to the renown of the sons of the South as a warlike and resolute people, determined to be free. The bold cavalry raid under Stoneman is more than off setted by that under Jones and Imboden.--Stoneman did very little injury to the railroads and none to the canal. He burned some bridges spanning the canal, and a very substantial one at Elk Island built by Mr. Randolph Harrison; but these were all for the accommodation ofheir main feat of diabolism was to have been performed, they attack and destroy the little neighborhood bridges, imitating the mastiff, who, kicked out of the kitchen, falls upon the first innocent duck that is in his way. On the other hand, Jones and Imboden have returned safely with 600 prisoners and several thousand horses and cattle, after having seriously injured the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.--They, moreover, penetrated into Maryland and Pennsylvan
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mistake. We have before us a letter from a member of the 12th regiment Virginia cavalry, giving an account of the expedition from the time it left Harrisonburg to the third day of the present month. The letter was written while the brigade of Gen. Jones was at Buckhannon, in Upshur county, where a junction had been formed with the forces under Gen. Imboden. The writer says: On the 20th we left Harrisonburg, went through Moorefield, and struck the Allegheny mountains at Greenland, Hardy y Summit, also on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, we caught about a dozen Yankees, and then marched to Cheat river Suspension Bridge, which we destroyed. We then passed on to Kingwood, Preston county, and Morgantown, Monongahela county. Gen'l Jones, with the advance of the brigade, attacked Chest river trestle work, but did not succeed in its destruction, on account of the superior force of the enemy guarding it. He then marched to Independence, on B. and O. R. R., captured 80 of the ene