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d easy that they seemed surprised at the idea of being checked, contemplating a triumphant entrance into Atlanta. On Saturday, the 19th, the two contending armies confronted each other in battle array. Our line extended from Reed's bridge to Lee & Gordon's mills, a distance of between seven and ten miles, over a rugged, barren country of hill and dale. Between 8 and 9 o'clock A. M. the battle opened on our right, in the course of an hour the firing because heavy and rapid, the batteries doned, the horses being killed. That day we took the enemy's celebrated Loomis battery of six guns, and four other pieces, and 1,200 prisoners. The fight on Saturday commenced on this side of the Chickamauga river, extending from the right of Lee and Gordon's mills to what is known as the new bridge across that stream, a distance of about five miles, with a flanking force well out on either wing. In the evening the Yankees retreated across that stream, burning the new bridge behind them,
The Yankees on the Peninsula. --We learn that on Saturday a party of Federals made a raid up to Custis, (Gen. Lee's farm,) on the Pamunkey river, and captured a small steamer owned by Mr. T. T. Cropper. It was afterwards stated that they were making a raid further up the Peninsula, but we have heard nothing more of their doings than the performance noted above.
Miscellaneous. A Washington telegram, dated the 24th says that Gen. Meade's army is undoubtedly advancing towards Gordonsville, and a battle is daily looked for. General Lee's force is estimated at forty thousand. Lincoln has removed the blockade of the port of Alexandria, Va. Another Russian frigate had arrived at New York. Five more were expected in the course of a few days. The Baltimore Gazette says, whether they come by accident or for some ulterior purpose are questions it cannot satisfactorily answer. Official information has been received at Washington of the detention of the rams at Birkenhead, by order of the British Government. An official paper at St. Petersburg says that the Czar will adhere to his policy in regard to Poland. Gold advanced on Thursday to 140, but the latest quotation was 138ΒΌ