Sheridan's Great Victory.

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NEW YORK, March 10. — The Herald's Winchester correspondent confirms the reported victory over Early by Sheridan, and says Gen. Sheridan has occupied Staunton.

On his march up the Valley to that point he met with no material opposition.

The report that Early himself was captured by Sheridan is not confirmed by our dispatches.

Rebel prisoners report a heavy Union force advancing from East Tennessee on Lynchburg, of the capture of which place we have unconfirmed rumors.

The Herald's correspondent from the James says there are no additional indication of Lee's intention to abandon Richmond. It is well understood that the removal of government stores has been going on some time.

Large numbers of troops have recently been sent, it is presumed, to Lynchburg.

The Augusta Constitutionalist of the 17th says the 13th and 17th corps, with Sherman's command, has a baggage train three miles long.

The 15th corps became drunk and pillaged Columbia, burning the entire length of Main street. Sherman ordered the pillagers and burners to be shot.

Two or three hundred citizens left with the Yankees. Most of the people remaining are obliged to live in huts. Their condition is dreadful.

Sherman left 200 head of beef cattle for the sick and wounded, and gave arms to the citizens to protect themselves from negroes.

Every article of subsistence was carried into cellars, out buildings, &c., when searched.

The city was shelled furiously before taken possession of.

The same paper says there are 3,000 locomotives and cars penned up at Charlotte. It says Sherman will, of course, destroy this stock. They were heavily laden with stores. The Southern Express company have all its valuables, but the mails have been lost.

The Richmond Whig says Sherman's advance on Columbia was unexpectedly sudden and surprising. It found all unprepared, and he cool enough to do anything. When his guns were first heard in the city, the public, of course, for the first, began to think of removing the government stores. The little army gave way step by step until flanked out of their position on the opposite side of the Congaree. When they fell back they then began upon the work of getting off the stores, but the time was too short and much was left. The worst feature of the whole scene was the plundering done by Wheeler's cavalry; this was done most systematically, as if they were trained to stealing.