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The War news. On the lines, beginning on the Charles City road north of James river, and terminating on the Vaughan road, south of Petersburg, no military movement of importance has transpired since last Thursday. The Yankees then tried to force our lines below this city, but met with such a reception as has had the effect of keeping them quiet ever since. Some surprise has been expressed that Grant has postponed so long the grand attack which it is known he is preparing to make on our position. There are at least two good reasons that we know of for his delay. He desires the co-operation of his navy, which he cannot have until Butler's canal shall have been finished; and his army, for the reinforcement of which every effort is, with some success, being made, is not yet strong enough for his purposes. From a gentleman who is just through from Washington city, where he conversed with many well-in-formed persons — some of them officers in the Yankee army — we learn that th