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assured that nothing of the sort occurred. Up to the time the train left for Richmond everything was comparatively quiet on the lines. Most of the prisoners captured on Thursday have been brought to this city. We are informed that Hancock's adjutant-general escaped from the train on Saturday evening, but was recaptured yesterday while swimming the river. Rumored fight in the Valley. The city was alive yesterday with a rumor that Early had inflicted a severe chastisement upon Sheridan's forces on the Northern border. It ran in this way: General Early met the Yankees one day last week near Martinsburg, fought and defeated them, inflicting a heavy loss, and driving them back to Harper's Ferry. Our loss is stated to have been Rumor adds that our cavalry had crossed the Potomac into Maryland. The report is said to have been brought by a man who was in the fight; but if it is true, nothing is known about it in official quarters. The latest reliable intelligence we had fr
om their position. Three acres of the field near by were literally covered with the wounded and dead.--They suddenly withdrew before the determined attack of "The Fighting Sixth." We secured our dead and wounded, and finally — towards nightfall — fell back to our original position. The losses on both sides were severe, especially on the part of the rebels. We took a number of prisoners, especially from Anderson's and Breckinridge's divisions. They report the enemy at 40,000 strong. General Sheridan and staff were on the field. Forrest's Raid on Memphis. Cairo and Memphis dispatches state that the rebel force which entered the latter city captured about two hundred and fifty prisoners, many of whom afterwards escaped. They remained in the city two hours, during which time they robbed the principal hotels and boarding-houses, and captured portions of General Washburne's and General Hurlbut's staffs. General Washburne escaped to the fort in tolerable good order. From