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ck's Hall a rumor prevailed that the enemy were between that station and Waller's Tavern, on the road leading to Fredericksburg. On reaching Verdon station, they learned that a severe fight was in progress, between the enemy and the forces of Gen. Stuart, at a point some five miles form the station, in Caroline county, and the position of the two forces was such as to warrant the hope that the Federal troops engaged would be captured. At Hanover Junction, an absurd report was in calculation that Stuart had been repulsed with the loss of two regiments and three pieces of artillery. As his force consisted solely of cavalry and artillery, those who understood the position of affairs gave no credit to this rumor. Some seven or eight prisoners were brought down from the Junction by the train, who were captured in a skirmish on Tuesday afternoon.--They say that the Federal force in the neighborhood consisted of three regiments of infantry, ten pieces of artillery, and 600 cavalr
nt, with a view to intercept messages over the line. The operator at Beaver Dam was immediately ordered to put on his ground wire, thus cutting the line west of that point out of the circuit, and preventing any message from passing over the line from this end beyond that station. Soon after this was done an operator called the office at this end, and inquired what was the signal by which the office at Hanover Court-House was known, and receiving no satisfactory answer, he inquired where Gen. Stuart was. The operator here replied by asking who and where he was, to which the inquisitive individual replied that he was "G." adding that G was the call for Gordonsville, and continued by asking where Gen. Jackson was. From the style of writing the operator at this office was satisfied that the party making the inquiries was a Yankee, and desired information in regard to the position of our forces, and whatever else he could get that might be of service to the enemy. His name was again ask