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The West. The news from the West shows that the Yankee hordes are pressing onward from beyond the Alleghenies. Jackson has checked the column from the Northwest. Heth has stampeded what may be considered an advance force on the New river. But the column marching upon the Central road by way of the Kanawha Valley, has met with no obstruction. It is said to have reached Jackson's river depot; but we doubt the statement. If it be so, the sudden appearance of the enemy there, will somewhat after Gen. Jackson's plans. If he undertakes to look after that advance, we believe he will act with sufficient celerity to frustrate the invasion by that route. Now, it is of the extremest importance that Floyd should be in the field with that force which confides in him. He has the energy and boldness to meet the exigencies of mountain campaigning. One thing is certain; and that is that the enemy is displaying a great deal of energy and rapidity in his movements in Virginia. To meet him,
the citizens prisoners, robbed them of their negroes and other property, searched their house, private and public, desecrated the churches, and committed other outrages. On Saturday morning, near two thousand of our forces, under command of Gen Heth, moved upon the town from the direction of Dablin, whereupon the enemy, supposed to be about two thousand strong, appeared in line of battle, about half a mile Southeast of the town, when our artillery opened fire upon them. The enemy firedf action. Of this engagement nothing has since been heard. The Confederates had a good position and felt confident of being able to repel and vanquish the invaders. The Confederates released from jail the citizens whom the vandals had arrested and had not previously released. Later. By passengers which arrived here Tuesday we learn that the enemy renewed the attack early Sabbath morning, and that Gen. Heth again put them to flight, capturing a quantity of arms, ammunition, &c.