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From the North. We are in possession of late New York papers, from which we copy the following: The battle in Arkansas. The Federal General Curtis makes his repot to Gen. Halleck as follows: Headq'rs Army of the Southwest Pea Ridge, Ark, March 9, 1862. General: On Thursday, the 6th instant, the enemy commenced an attack on my right wing, assailing and following the rear-guard of a detachment under Gen. Seigel to my main lines on Sugar Creek Mellow, but ceased firing when he met my reinforcements, about 4 P. M. During the night I been convinced that he had moved on so as to attack my right or rear, therefore, early on the 7th, I ordered a change of front to the right, my right, which then became my left, still resting on Sugar Creek Hallow. This brought my line across Pea Ridge, with my new right resting on Head Cross Timber Hollow, which is the head of Big Sugar Creek. I also ordered an immediate advance of the cavalry, and light artillery, under Col.