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The New Creek fight. Although we have published accounts of the fight at New Creek Station, or Paddy-town, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the following, from a participant, will be read with interest: A detachment of Col. McDonald's Regiment of Cavalry, composed of most of Capt. Macon Jordan's company, of Page, a few of Capt. Wingfield's, of Rockingham, and Bowen's, of Warren, numbering about one hundred, were ordered on 13th instant from headquarters, at Romney, to proceed to Piedmont, to break up railroad and bridges. This being accomplished, and passing to another point of duty, they entered Paddytown, of New Creek Station, Hampshire county, about daylight on the morning of the 14th. They were told by a tavern-keeper that there were no Federals scout, but advancing a short distance, they found two sentinels, killed one and arrested the other, when, just beyond, a fire was opened upon them from a meadow, where the Federals were concealed in the tall grass. The Pa