SEVERE BATTLE NEAR CHANTILLY, VA. Gens. Kearney and Stevens Killed H E A V Y L O S S E S. THE REBELS DRIVEN BACK. Our Troops Occupy Battle-Field Washington, Sept. 2--Generals KEARNEY and STEVENS were killed in a severe engagement which took place last evening, near Chantilly, about ten miles north of Fairfax Court House, between a por- tion of General POPE'S army and JACKSON'S forces. Our loss was heavy, but the Rebels were driven back more than a mile, and our troops occupied the battle-field until 3 o'clock this morning. General STEVENS was killed by a Minie ball, which entered his brain while he was leading his men into action, bearing the colors in his hand, the color sergeant having been slain. His son, acting as Assistant Adjutant of the Brigade commanded by his father, was wounded. General PHILIP KEARNEY was also killed last night. His body was taken possession of by the enemy, but afterwards delivered into our lines under a flag of truce.
The death of Gen. ISAAC STEVENS will also be very sensibly felt. Although, after leaving West Point, and serving briefly in the army, he chose to abandon the profession of arms, and descend to the arena of partisan politics, Gen. STEVENS forgot nothing he had learned; and gifted with profound sagacity and quick- ness of apprehension, he resumed the sword when the insurrection broke out with more than ordinary preparation for effective useful- ness. In the earlier and more important transactions at Port Royal, Gen. STEVENS played a conspicuous and credible part; and was no less characterized by judicious self-control when more recently obliged to witness the experiments upon the negro insti- tuted by Gen. HUNTER--experiments which the judgment of Gen. STEVENS strongly repro- bated. Of the part taken by the deceased in the unfortunate affair of James Island, it is now improper to speak. This only can be said: that whatever injurious suggestions of cowardice associated themselves with his name in connection with that affair, must be forever canceled and silenced by the daunt- less bravery of the man on his last battle- field. He fell a victim to his too zealous gal- lantry. The people have too few servants of skill, and discretion and zeal to spare any without bitter regret. The two just lost are of the few, and must be mourned deeply and ear- nestly.
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