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, quartermaster. "The enemy left some dead at the depot and along the route of his retreat. R. E. Lee." General Rosser's Recent expedition. We mentioned on Saturday the successful expedition of Major-General Rosser against the BaltiMajor-General Rosser against the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. The following is General Lee's official dispatch giving the full particulars of the expedition: "Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: "General Early reports that General Rosser, with Payne's and his own brigaGeneral Rosser, with Payne's and his own brigade, encountered, on the 27th ultimo, near Moorefield, a small party of the enemy and captured forty prisoners and one piece of artillery. "On the 28th, he surprised and captured Fort Kelly, at New creek, with four field pieces, four siege guns, hundred head of cattle. His loss was two killed and two or three wounded. "The boldness and enemy exhibited by General Rosser, and the conduct of his men, deserve much praise. R. E. Lee." Hood's advance on Nashville — victory over Sch
e more serious than were at first supposed. Colonel-Latham, member of Congress elect from Pennsylvania, was in command at New creek, and is reported to have lost six or seven guns from his earthworks and some three hundred men. Warned of the enemy's approach by the fight of the day previous at Moorefield, he had kept a strict watch for him all night, and as he came not, arrived at the conclusion that he had turned backward. Vigilance was relaxed, and therefore, about the middle of the day, Rosser pounced upon his pickets and got within his earthworks before he could gather his command. The guns and prisoners were secured, the whiskey confiscated and drank, the stores robbed and the enemy departed. Colonel Latham was among the missing until to-day, when he turned up at a safe distance from the scene of strite. A small party of the enemy only proceeded to Piedmont, and fired the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad machine-shops, and destroyed such other public property as they cou