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Our whole loss is said to be but 18 killed and about 60 wounded most of them slightly, while that of the enemy is known to be much greater. It is estimated by some as high as 300 killed and wounded, and we captured over 500 prisoners, and others were yet being brought in, in squads of twos, threes, and half dozens. Our troops did not halt at the battleground, but pushed on, Dudley and his cavalry in the advance, and it was supposed no rest would be given the enemy. It was the design of Gen Smith to force the rebels to stand, and to defeat them in a pitched battle if possible. This would tend to disorganize the rebel army, among which considerable dissatisfaction now exists. The Lacross was destroyed by guerillas on Tuesday evening last, about twenty miles this side of Alexandria. At this time she was lying in the centre of the river, and was surprised, captured and burned by a few guerillas, who floated down to her on a raft from a band a short distance above. The officers