Matters along the border.
We have very little information of operations along the border.
everything continues quiet.
The special train on the Central
road which arrived in this city yesterday brought down 120 prisoners, including five officers, who were recently captured by Gen Stuart
in the neighborhood of Dumfries
There are said to be from 160 to 200 still at Gordonsville
, who will probably be down to-day.
We understand that Gen. Stuart
recently had a fight with the enemy near Eldie, London county, in which be killed a number of the enemy and took some two hundred prisoners. There were none killed on our side.
In his round he has been within twelve miles of Alexandria
Recent intelligence from Chesapeake Bay
represent that large numbers of the enemy's transports, believed to be about 200, are in those waters.--What their purpose is, we are only left to conjecture.
Four Federal steamers came up the York river
a day or two ago, but soon returned without accomplishing anything.
The Rockingham Register
, received last night, says that the Yankees
again occupy Winchester
, but in what force is not known.
On Monday their pickets were thrown out as far as Kernstown
, three miles from Winchester
, on the Valley turnpike
, It is presumed that their object is to protect the for a engaged in the reconstruction of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
On Monday, the 22d ult., Capt. Imboden
, with forty men, had a skirmish with the enemy at Wardensville, Hardy county
, in which they killed four Yankees, wounded four others, and took two prisoners. The Abolitionists under Milroy
, are now stationed in and around Moorefield
, and are ruling in Hardy
with an iron rod. The loyal citizens of the county are leaving in large numbers.
A short time since, a respectable citizen named Welty died, and had to be buried in his own yard, the fiends refusing his afflicted family permission to carry his remains to the burial-ground, which was only some three hundred yards distant.
A Yankee Lieutenant Colonel
, belonging to the 12th Virginia regiment, was recently captured by a private Confederate soldier named Seaman, who was wounded at Sharpsburg
, and who was at home on furlough.
gave up his arms and horse to the wounded soldier, who paroled and set him at liberty.
Seaman was afterwards captured by the Yankees
, and by them tied and taken to Moorefield