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The War news. The perfect quiet that has prevailed for a week along the lines below this city and in front of Petersburg was rudely broken at 5 o'clock on Thursday evening. The Yankees, on the receipt of the news that Sheridan had beaten Early at Fisher's Hill, in the Shenandoah Valley, let off one of their shotted salutes in honor of the victory. All of Grant's artillery joined in the salute. The noise made was awful, stunning; the injury inflicted upon us was nothing. Though the Yankee guns were aimed at our lines, where our men, unsuspecting danger, were strolling about in large numbers in exposed positions, not one of them on the north side of the river was struck; and it is not probable that any casually occurred on the south side, as along that portion of our lines sharpshooting and picket firing have been kept up, and, in consequence, our men are at all times on the look-out for hostile bullets. The roar of the salute having subsided, the white smoke of gun and shel