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From the South-side.

A member of Dodge's New York Mounted Riflemen deserted and came into our lines, near Zuni, a few days ago, and arrived at Petersburg on Friday. He is represented to be a likely, intelligent man, and has been in the service but three months, but expresses himself as fully satisfied with his war experience. He gives it as his opinion that there are not more than 15,000 now in and around Suffolk, and says that an attempt will be made to cross Backwater, at or near Franklin, at an early day, and that the material for pontoon bridges reached Norfolk on Friday week.

Corcoran's Irish Legion arrived at Suffolk on Saturday week, and were received with some enthusiasm Corcoran was not with the Legion, being left at Fortress Monroe, where he lies quite ill with aphoid pneumonia. Corcoran is said to have expressed a desire to be assigned to duty at Suffolk, with the hope that opportunity might be afforded of avenging some ‘"indignities"’ offered him in Petersburg in February last.

The skirmish on Tuesday last, already noticed secured at Carrsville, Isle of Wight. Our forces were out foraging, and consisted of Major Griffin's battalion, and one of Capt. Wright's Rockett battery. The Yankees were informed of their movements, and succeeded in ambushing them. After a severe fight of about an hour our forces retired, with the loss of between 30 and 35, wounded and prisoners, and the rockett gun. We lost five horses and captured six. The gun of Wright's battery captured was taken below Richmond from the Yankees and the battery is said to be the only one of the kind on the continent.

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