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Capture of the steamer B. G. Lera. [official.] Dublin, Feb. 15. To Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. G.: On the 3d instant, Major Mourman, with a detachment of forty men of the 16th Virginia cavalry, captured the armed steamer B. C. Lera, at Winfreela, Putnam county, Va., with a valuable cargo and twenty-nine prisoners, including Brigadier General C. P. Sceammon, commanding forces in Kanawha Valley, a Captain and two Lieutenants of his staff. Gen. Sceammon and two officers of his staff are here now, and will be forwarded to Richmond to-morrow, unless you order otherwise, in charge of Lieutenant Ventigan, the gallant young officer who boarded the boat with only twelve men. Col. Ferguson, whom I sent with his regiment, the 16th Virginia cavalry, to the Lower Kanawha some weeks since, has made several captures, and rendered valuable service. Sam.' Jones, Major Gen.