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of our Second Cavalry, who had gone off on a rather dangerous scout on the skirts of Lee's retreating army. He also says,— He had quite a little brush at Ashbury, charged a gap where the rebels held a stone wall; two men were killed alongside the Colonel. Finding them too strongly posted to continue the direct attack, lie flanked them, and pushed them far into the valley, taking twelve or fourteen prisoners, including two staff officers. He reconnoitred other gaps, and returned by Leesburgh, after a very hard tramp. After two days rest, he set off towards Manassas. I got the account from Major Thompson. If they carried a newspaper reporter along, he would make quite a raid of their Ashbury Gap skirmish. I saw three of their wounded yesterday, one with an ounce-ball apparently in the centre of his brain. On the 21st of July, Mr. Forbes again writes to the Governor in regard to the purchase of the guns referred to in his preceding letter. He says,— They were bui