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The Yankees in North Carolina.

--A letter from Kinston, N. C., dated the 1st inst., says:

‘ The enemy, represented as being 1,000 strong, composed of cavalry, infantry, and artillery, attacked our outposts on day before yesterday, a few miles below Greenville, on the south side of Tar river, and report says that our side suffered severely in the combar. Major Moore, of the 3d N. C. cavalry, is reported killed, and Company G, of his regiment, and Company K, (infantry,) of the 57th Virginia, of Gen. Barton's brigade, taken prisoners. One gun of Col. Starr's old, battery, now commanded by Lieut. Bush, was captured.

’ I am informed that our men were reinforced and drove the enemy back in the direction of Washington, killing and wounding several, all of them as they fled.

Report says the Yankees are reinforcing at Newborn. Old Butler was there on Monday last.

P. S.--Since writing the above I am pleased to learn that there is considerable doubt as regards the death of Major Moore. There is a rumor to the effect that he is yet alive and unhurt. I trust it may be so.

But I am truly sorry to be informed that Lieut. Camp and two Sergeants, with three or four privates belonging to the 3d cavalry, are said to be killed.

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