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An officer slightly wounded in the battle yesterday, who arrived here late last night, reports that the fight took place 3 or 4 miles West of Middletown, Frederick Co., at the foot of the first mountain going west. The enemy was strongly posted, but our men, with the most determined courage, drove them up the mountain through a strip of woods, corn fields and open ground. The rebels made occasional stands behind walls and fences, but were driven to the top of the mountain, and over into the valley, when it being night our troops were called from further pursuit. Not one of our troops faltered. This point of contest was maintained by our troops of the centre. Two Colonels were among the rebel slain found on the field this afternoon. The battle was fought principally with infantry on our part, it being impracticable to bring artillery into full play. Gibbons, however, with much toll, succeeded in getting a battery upon the mountain to the right of the infantry, and did good execution. A captured rebel Lieut. said it was their intention to mass all their forces to-day. Hatch is represented as having been wounded in the leg.

The Star says at 9 A.M. to-day the engagement at Burnside's position had not been renewed. He was then in undisputed possession of the advantageous crest of the mountain from which he drove the enemy the night before. The firing that commenced at daylight to day was an attack of the enemy upon Franklin's corps on the road to Harper's Ferry. No direct communication was had with that corps at 9 this A.M.

The telegraph operator at Point of Rocks reports that Franklin was heavily engaged this morning, some miles in front of here. — The operator says the division or army crops that yesterday morning occupied Hagerstown was not in yesterday's action, thought it hastily retraced its steps in order to be in the fight to-day.

Neither Sumners army corps nor Couch's division were in the action yesterday, thought both are doubtless supporting Franklin to-day, as they were in position to do so yesterday evening.

The army corps of Fitz John Porter passed through Frederick at 8 A.M., and was to have arrived on the battle field at noon. The rebels in the fight say that Beauregard expected to join them to-day with a force 45,000 strong. We have no idea that such expectations of theirs can be realized.

Burnside's position was from the enemy in yesterday's battle, commands the road from Hagerstown to the position where Franklin is fighting.