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we have no information of the fact. The next we hear of them they had, at nine o'clock yesterday morning, pounced down on Glade Spring, a depot on the railroad, thirteen miles this side of Abingdon, taking every one there by surprise and capturing all of the railroad employees except one, who managed to escape to tell the tale. At last accounts, the enemy were pushing up the railroad in the direction of Marion, which is twenty-seven miles on this side of Abingdon. This is a raid in Breckinridge's rear. The raiders, leaving his forces somewhere in the neighborhood of Knoxville, came up the north side of the Holstein river and crossed over to Bristol. It is probable the raiders separated, one party proceeding to Bristol and the other to Abingdon. If unchecked, it is likely they will come up the railroad even as far as Salem, and thence escape to Kanawha by the route followed by Hunter last summer. It is unknown who is in command of this expedition, but it looks very much like
er. Another telegram says: When last heard from he was moving towards Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and threatening that place. If he attacks that point, the garrison, being small, will be compelled to fall back to a stronger position. Breckinridge's position seems to be in doubt. A loyal gentleman says he is at Sparta, Tennessee, with about ten thousand men. This gentleman speaks of what he knows, and the fact indicates that Breckinridge intends to reinforce Hood, and, if possible, reaBreckinridge intends to reinforce Hood, and, if possible, reach the main rebel army; but the movement of a portion of our troops, under Stoneman and Burbridge, indicate that he will have some difficulty in forming a junction with Hood. Affairs around Richmond — Longstreet's reconnaissance — Warren's return. A letter from Grant's army, dated the 10th instant alludes to the recent reconnaissance of General Longstreet, and adds: Simultaneously with this attack at the right, the enemy opened their mortar batteries n Fort Durham (Harrison).