killed and wounded.
Our loss was heavy.
Our troops fell back towards the Potomac from reasons that can be easily conjectured, Jackson will now recross the Potomac at Harper's Ferry, circumvent the enemy, if he has had the temerity to follow our advanced corps, and we shall capture or disperse the whole concern.--God grant that this conjecture may be verified.
Gen. Garnett is certainly killed.
His body arrived here this morning.
We also make the following extract from a letter of S. B. Meade. Esq. editor of the Winchester R.
Winchester, Sept. 16--A fight took place Sunday at Middletown, Maryland, between a very heavy force of the enemy and Gen. D. H. Hill's division.
The loss was great on each side.
Hill, however, held his position until the advance of Longstreet arrived, when the enemy fell back.
Gen. Garnett was killed.
No other officer as yet reported killed of wounded.
The forces defeated by Hill were on their way to the relief of their friends at the Ferry.