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Repulse of the Yankees in North Carolina.

The official dispatches published below to Gov. Vance, of North Carolina, confirm the report that the Yankee raiders in that State, having been repulsed at two points, have returned to the coast:

Weldon, July 29.
--Gov. Vance:--A part of Ransoms's brigade met the enemy in large force yesterday P. M., about three miles this side of Jackson, and after an engagement lasting four hours drove them back. We are pursuing them to-day. Five companies of the 24th alone engaged them. Our reinforcements come up, but were not needed. Our loss two killed, and less than ten wounded, most of them slightly.

(Signed,) Wm. J. Clark,
Col. 24th Regiment N. C. T.

Goldsboro', July 29.
--Gov. Vance--A dispatch which has passed this office to headquarters at Kinston states that our forces met the enemy twelve miles below Fort Branch on yesterday, and after a fight of four hours repulsed them. No particulars are given.

(Signed,) Jas A Bradford.
[Fort Branch is at Rainbow Bend, on the north side of Roanoke river, near Hamilton. This makes it certain that the advance on Weldon is being made by two columns]

Kinston, July 29.
--Gov. Vance:--The Yankees were repulsed below Williamston and returned to Plymouth. They were also repulsed below Weldon and retreated, how far I do not know.

J. G. Martin,
Brigadier General.

The bridge over Tar river, on the Wilmington and Weldon railroad, burnt by the Yankees, has been rebuilt, and the trains are passing over it. Freight is being sent and received over the road as usual.

Passengers by the Petersburg train yesterday evening report all quiet at Weldon.

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