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ead of the Union column he struck its rear, and got badly handled in consequence. The rebels halt. From this moment Lee abandoned all purpose of giving battle, and never advanced the main body of his army much beyond Bristoe. Detachments were, however, sent to follow up the Union force and make demonstrations. On Friday at 11 o'clock A. M., the enemy appeared in front of Blackburn's and Mitchell's fords, and made a vicious attack on our skirmishers, but were promptly driven back. Stuart's cavalry, meanwhile, was sent by a detour round northward and westward, but, being checked and repulsed in all their efforts, they gave up the attempt. The rebel army was now set to work to destroy the railroad, and the effectual manner in which they did their work has already been mentioned. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday seem to have been employed in this manner, and then Lee began his retrograde movement — the rebel army passing through Greenwich on Sunday, and Warrenton on Monday, and
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the features of which we do not understand well enough to attempt an explanation. A writer in the Enquirer, who hails from Georgia, proposes a forced loan. We ourselves have long since proposed a Confederate loan, based upon the principle of the National Loan in France, but it seems to have met with little attention. We very much fear, from what we have seen and heard within the last few weeks, that any plan, to be successful, must be compulsory. In the Whig, of yesterday, Mr. Alexander H. H. Stuart comes forward with a plan of his own. He supposes the whole property of the Confederacy, within the reach of Confederate taxation, to be worth $4,500,000,000, specie valuation, or about $20,000,000,000 in Confederate currency. He proposes to lay an assessment upon this property of twelve per cent., specie valuation. This would yield $540,000,000. Of this six per cent., or $90,000,000, is to be considered a tax, and the other ten per cent., or $450,000,000, is to be considered a l