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e upon them, when they were obliged to recross the river; our battery then opened fire upon the enemy, attempting to drive them from their position, and continued to fire until dark, when they ceased for the night, but commenced firing again soon the next morning, and continued until about 9 o'clock, when they withdrew from their position and returned to Martinsburg. The enemy had no cannon, but their men were armed with the Minnie and Enfield Rifles. We lost one man killed, belonging to Col. Ashby's regiment, and had one wounded; the other which was only a slight wound, belonged to the battery. This dam will probably again be attacked in a few days and destroyed, even if our men have to cross the river. There was another small force ordered from here last night towards the river, consisting of four companies of the 27th regiment and the two remaining rifle pieces of Pendleton's battery. The Yankees are now six miles this side of Romney, and abodt six or seven thousand str