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The Illustrated London News, vol.39, no. 1112, p. 361.

October 12,1861

The following telegram was received through Mr. Reuter's office yesterday (Friday):—

America.—New York, Sept 28.—It is reported from Washington that the Confederates have erected a long line of batteries on the Lower Potomac. Several Federal steamers passing up and down have been fired into. A considerable force of Confederates is assembled between Occoquan and Acquia Creeek [sic]. It is rumoured that they will endeavour to cross the river at this point. General Fremont and his Staff have left for Jefferson city. It is estimated that the Confederates captured at Lexington a million and a half dollars, seven cannon, and 4000 rifles. The Federal troops have stormed and captured Romney, Western Virginia. The Confederates retreated to the mountains.

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