uggest remedies, but not too late to prevent censure from falling upon an able officer because he failed to perform an impossibility.
At last accounts General Early was at Keezle-town, and was expected to make a stand there. --This place is about fourteen miles from Staunton, and six from Port Republic.
It is situated on the road which runs parallel to the Valley turnpike and leads to Waynesboro'. We heard a report last evening that a cavalry engagement took place in Page Valley on Friday, in which the enemy were badly beaten and driven back.
Passengers by the Central train report that considerable excitement exists in Staunton, and that many of the inhabitants are making preparations to leave.
We are informed that there was no fight of any consequence at Fisher's Hill, and that our loss was very trifling.
It is understood that the trains and supplies were brought off safely.
From east Tennessee.
The following official dispatch has been received a
ce in Rockingham county, from which it flows by comparative courses north northeast for fifty miles over Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, enters Frederick, bends to the eastward and joins the south branch.
Thus we are assured that the county of Augusta is now clear of the enemy.
We are informed that after whipping the Yankee cavalry at Waynesboro', General Early moved forward in pursuit, since which we have no information of his movements.
It is stated that the Yankees, while in Page Valley, behaved better than is their usual custom. --With the exception of stealing provisions, they inflicted very little damage upon the citizens.
Columns of smoke were seen on the line of the enemy's retreat towards Harrisonburg, rendering it probable that they applied the torch to some of the farm houses on the route.
Casualties in company K, Fourth Virginia cavalry, Wickham's brigade, in the battle near Waynesboro'; Killed — None.
Wounded--Lieutenant William A. Mos