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The battles of Martinsburg. It turns out that Cadwallader of Patterson, (or both, as the case may be,) did not recross the Potomac; but followed Johnston's advanced force, under Gen. Jackson, until it effected a junction with the main body of the Confederate forces a few miles south of Martinsburg. That town is in Berkeley county, upon the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, ten or twelve miles from the Potomac, and twenty miles north of Winchester. The Federalist, according to the most relia is all that has come to hand. This, as we say, is verbal; but then it is from gentlemen who are highly respectable and who report that it came to Winchester in a very straight and creditable manner. We are all anxiety to be Wallader, or Patterson, whichever he may have been, is nearer reinforcements than Johnston. We see that Stone, with 3,500 men was looked for in the neighborhood of Hartper's Ferry, twenty miles only from Martinsburg, on his way to unite with the Federalists at Martin
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e been whistled, sung, played, danced, and apotheosized to the delight of all Yankeedom, and the "Pilgrim Fathers" served up in the most recherche re-hash that a gullible people ever swallowed. The glorious Union! Where is it? "An echo answers where?" "Gone glimmering like a school-boy's tale," (?) with a big dog at his heels.--For some time the solution of the question, "where is Beauregard?" like that involved in the identify of the individual who offered the personal indignity to William Patterson, engaged the Northern mind most extensively.--He was killed at the storming of Sumter.--Some favored personage, like the fly who was in at the death of Cock Robin, had seen him die. Another had caught the glitter of his eye a la "Ancient Mariner," at Pickens.--"Another much wiser than both these together," knew him to be in Memphis. He was and was not. He was here, he was in the other world; he was in Washington, "taking observations;" he was in Richmond, at York, and where not? Well
Latest News.glorious News.Patterson in a trap.battle near Martinsburg. Ex-Governor Lowe, of Maryland, arrived in our city yesterday afternoon, from Winchester, by the Central cars. He states that on entering the stage at Winchester, on Thursday evening, reliable intelligence was received from Martinsburg to the effect that Gles this side of Martinsburg — that General Johnston had repulsed them three times with great loss on their side, although their number largely exceeded his. General Patterson is supposed to have been in command of the Federal troops. General Johnston succeeded in driving them back to Martinsburg — outflanking them and getting betr, unless the Federal commander has judged "discretion to be the better of valor," and surrendered. Of course the report we published yesterday morning, of Patterson's retreat across the Potomac into Maryland, was untrue. An order had been received at Martinsburg, from Gen. Johnston, to remove the women and children.
killed and five wounded. Gen. Johnston, being notified, advanced from Winchester with his forces, and reliable reports received yesterday say, that in conjunction with Col. Jackson's force, he three several times repulsed the attacks of Gen. Patterson's entire army of about 20,000 men, and drove him into Martinsburg. Gen. Johnston has since succeeded in throwing his army between Gen. Patterson and the Potomac, thus cutting off retreat, while reinforcements are constantly arriving from Bea in conjunction with Col. Jackson's force, he three several times repulsed the attacks of Gen. Patterson's entire army of about 20,000 men, and drove him into Martinsburg. Gen. Johnston has since succeeded in throwing his army between Gen. Patterson and the Potomac, thus cutting off retreat, while reinforcements are constantly arriving from Beauregard's camp at Manassas in sufficient numbers to assure the complete discomfiture, if not capture, of the entire Hessian force, which may God grant.