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Dick M'Cann's last Exploit --The Winchester Bulletin, of April 3d thus records the doings of Dick McCann, Dick has a long score against the vandals, and if he don't pay it off we have mistaken the man: Major Dick McCann's Tennessee squadron of cavalry has again been at work. A few days since the Major (the Yankees call him "Dick Turpin") took one hundred of his men and penetrated Rosecrans's lines to Antioch, about nine miles from Nashville. When within a quarter of a mile of Antioch the whistle of the "iron horse" was heard. "Dick"proceeded at once to have revenge on the inhuman wretches who, it will be remembered, burnt his residence near Antioch. Leaving his horses behind a bill, he posted the men a la ambush Four trains laden with soldiers had already passed. The fifth came along crammed with blue coats in open cars. Crack! crack! pop! bang! whizzes and such lofty tumbling of blue coats must have been peculiarly gratifying to the Major and his brave men. A few miles