t Mattoax Station, upon a railway bridge, a very dangerous experiment, as the bridge was in a horrible condition.
Lee's army is evidently making for Danville, Va., via Burkeville Junction.
Camped near Mattoax Station.
Wednesday, April 5th.—Marched all day and night; passed through Amelia Courthouse, and there found the enemy pressing us closely.
A short distance in front of our battalion, beyond the Courthouse, a brigade of Federals dashed into our lines, but were driven off.
Thursday, April 6th.—The enemy have reached Burkeville Junction ahead of us, and we must take another direction, towards Lynchburg, I presume.
The enemy, to-day, made a bold dash upon our column, at Deatonville, Amelia county; our guns were rapidly brought into battery, and for a time we thought a heavy fight would take place.
After a half hour's engagement we drove them off and resumed our march.
Matters now began to assume a very serious aspect, and late in the afternoon a heavy fight occurred in ou