The news from the Rappahannock.
fighting at Deep Run crossing.

reported crossing of the enemy at Port Royal and Nelly's Ford.

The little reliable news which reaches us from the line of the Rappahannock is important, and indicates a conflict within the next few days, perhaps to-day or to-morrow. On Tuesday night the enemy succeeded in laying their Pontius at the mouth of Deep Run, and up to the last advices from there yesterday a large force had crossed, and our forces were in hourly anticipation that a general fight would commence. On Wednesday there was skirmishing throughout the day between our pickets and the advance of the enemy. Our loss in this skirmishing to about eighty in killed, wounded and missing.

After crossing at Deep Run the columns of the enemy divided, some of their forces going up and others down the river, keeping close to the banks of the stream, and seemingly avoiding . Throughout the day yesterday, on we are informed, matters were pretty quick, only an occasional that from the batteries of the enemy on the Stafford side breaking the stillness of the day. Our troops were under arms, awaiting with eager anxiety the movements of their adversaries, and ready to meet them at every point.

A report prevailed at Gulches Station at the time the train left yesterday afternoon that a column of the enemy was crossing at Port Royal, eighteen miles below Fredericksburg, and another at Kelly's Ford, some fifteen miles above the latter point, with the supposed intention of attempting to flank both wings of our army. In this, however, there is no probability of their success, as they are closely watched on all sides.

Several of these wounded in the fight of Wednesday were brought to this city by the Frederick burg train last night.

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