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sult of Thursday's fighting, and the anxiety was transferred to the result of yesterday's engagement. In the afternoon a print telegram was received from Major Hill, brother of Lieut. Gen. A. P. Hill, to the following effect: "Orange C. H, May 6.--We are driving the enemy at all points this morning. Gen. Hill and his staff are well." As the enemy, according to Gen. Lee's telegram, had concentrated upon Gen. Hill's corps, this telegram showed that his assaults and not only been "succad struck the Richmond and Petersburg railroad at Port Walthall Junction, but this report is not confirmed, and last night our troops were still in possession of the post. The following telegram was received here last night: Petersburg, May 6.--Our forces were skirmishing with the enemy's forces near Port Walthall Junction at 6 o'clock this evening. Geo. E. Pickett, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. We learn, in addition to this, that later intelligence announces that the enemy had been dri
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our right. We drove them on our left, but they were stubborn on the right until Longstreet finally forced them to give way. Gen. Longstreet received a severe wound in the shoulder. Gen Paul Jennings was mortally wounded. The fighting was principally with musketry, the ground being unsuitable to artillery. Colonel Brown, of the Virginia artillery was killed. The battle was fought near the Wilderness. The enemy have been pushed back to Chancellorsville. Everything looks well. A full account will be sent to-morrow. The Yankee Gen Wadsworth was killed. Seventeen hundred prisoners have been received here. Orange C. H., May 6.--Fighting was resumed this morning mostly with musketry. It is reported and believed that we are driving them. Gen. Benning slightly wounded in the arm. The battle field is twenty-five miles below here. Three hundred more prisoners have reached here and more are on the way. The Richmond Ambulance Committee arrived here this morning.