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The battle on the Weldon railroad [from our Own Correspondent.] Petersburg, Virginia, August 26, 1864. The heavy firing which was heard down the line of the Weldon railroad yesterday evening is at length explained, and very satisfactorily to the Confederate arms. By direction of the Commanding General, Lieutenant-General A. P. Hill started, from camp, near this place, on Wednesday evening, upon a grand flank movement, according to the opinions of the unofficial wiseacres in and out of camp. This, however, was true only partially. General Hill had no purpose to attack the enemy who are holding the road in our front just out of town. His object was to engage the force of the enemy which it was well ascertained were engaged in tearing up the track of the Weldon railroad between the point of their occupation just below the city and Reams's station, which is some ten or twelve miles below the city. The forces engaged in this expedition began their move about three o'clock P. M