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The 50th in Battle.

From the accounts brought by Mr. Cohn, chief clerk to the sutler of the 50th, and by a letter elsewhere, it will be seen that the 50th was in the late battle and suffered severely in officers, though the number of men killed and wounded is not large. Mr. Cohn thinks the killed will not exceed twelve, and the wounded thirty, most of whom are only slightly injured.

Col. Bane, we regret to learn, had his arm shattered on Sunday so badly that it had to be amputated, but before leaving the ground received another ball through the lungs, which is feared will prove mortal. He was to start for this city on Thursday morning. -- Mrs. Bane was with the Colonel.

Lieutenant-Colonel Swarthout is probably a prisoner, as he is missing; sergeant-major Hughes was killed. James Richards, of Mendon, sutler's cook, was cut in two by a shell.

The 50th was in Gen. McCook's brigade, and in the fight of Monday was not engaged.

Mr. Cohn brought with him a large number of letters to friends of the 50th in this city. -- He thinks the reported escape of Gen. Prentiss erroneous, as he was assured just before leaving, by Captain Binmore, that he could hear nothing in the camp to corroborate it, tho' such a report had previously spread.

Dr. Everett, of this city, on the staff of Gen. Prentiss, he reports killed. He was a brother of Edward Everett, of this city.

Thus do our citizens, high and low, continue to fall before this Moloch of slavery. -- Whether with such a red record of its doings any free man will continue to defend it as a wise, judicious or harmless institution, one which needs only to be "let alone" to be conducive to public prosperity, peace and virtue, remains to be seen. At any rate we begin to appreciate the loyalty of men who side with the traitors in calling this a "Lincoln" or an "abolition war."