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capturing seven, with their arms and equipments, and sustaining no loss. On the 16th ult., Major W. T. Martin, commanding Jeff. Davis Legion, with a detachment of his command, completely surprised a greater force of infantry than his own about Doolin's house and orchard, and charging upon them over fences and marshes, killed several and captured one Captain, one Lieutenant, and twenty-eight non-commissioned officers and privates, without receiving a scratch to a man or horse. On the 18th ult. Lt. Col. Fitzhugh Lee, 1st Virginia Cavalry, with a detachment of the regiment, while scouting near Falls Church, fell in with a party of the enemy's chosen infantry, and a sharp encounter ensued. The enemy occupying a sheltered position, behaved with unusual spirit, obliging Lt. Col. Lee, whose horse was killed under him early in the action, to dismount a portion of his command to dislodge him. This was done under fire with coolness, and resulted in the enemy's total rout--seven being