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The great Yankee railroad raid in Mississippi--how it was executed. The object of the various Yankee raids which have been heralded from Mississippi has been disclosed. A letter in the Mobile Advertiser from Okolona, the 20th inst., gives the following narrative of the raids, all tending to one point, and the damage done. It says: At the latter end of the past week General Ferguson, commanding the cavalry at this point, ascertained that two columns had sallied out from Corinth, the minor one passing East in the direction of North Alabama, and the more important one marching towards the Mississippi Central railroad. Major Davenport, with a battalion, met the smaller column, turned and pushed it back in the vicinity of Iuka. Gen. Ferguson having ascertained this, obtained permission from Gen. Ruggles, at Columbus, to advance upon the other column, prepared his command with an alacrity which is deserving of credit, and on Monday pushed on towards Oxford to discover the ene