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sh was made by our cavalry on a dwelling below Charlestown, on the 19th instant, of which a correspondent sends us the following account, and a copy of a letter to Wm. H. Seward, written by his nephew, which was captured by our men. Our correspondent says: Our men were a little too late, as all the blue birds had flown to the woods about fifteen minutes before. But in their hasty retreat, the Yankees left behind a package of letters, &c., just made up for the North, to be sent via Harper's Ferry. Through the kindness of Corporal M. who made the capture. I have been allowed to copy the following, which will be found exceedingly rich. It seems to have been written by a nephew of Seward, but there is nothing to explain what is his position in the army. The letter. Near Charlestown, Va., Oct. 19, 1862. Dear Uncle --I got here from the Ferry yesterday afternoon. I have not time to write you but a few lines now but will write more fully in a day or two. I send y
public until he learned whether we had come to remain. There was no other smile or friendly greeting, except from the negroes, who welcomed us when they dared with their tongues, but always with their eyes. The result of the reconnaissance by M'Clellan's army. The joint reconnaissance made from the army of the Potomac by the divisions of General Hancock and General Humphreys was successfully accomplished, and the troops have returned to the positions they previously occupied at Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg. The rebels did not interfere with General Hancock's division on its return, but followed General Humphreys's all the way to Shepherdstown. Our troops, however, recrossed the Potomac, bringing with them a number of prisoners, having themselves one man killed and six wounded. The rebel wounded found at Charlestown were brought within our lines, where they will be paroled. Our information leads us to anticipate important movements on the Upper Potomac during present week