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6 P. M.--The enemy ventured so far this afternoon as to send out a cavalry regiment a short distance in the direction of our lines. Gen. Breckinridge sent the Texas Rangers and Forest and his mounted men after them, who captured about fifty prisoners and chased the remainder back and through two regiments of infantry that had come along to support them. In the confusion that ensued among the Federals, they fired upon their own cavalry, and killed and wounded a large number of them. Col. Forest received a shot in the side, which passed around near the spine, making rather an ugly wound. It is not thought to be mortal, however. The entire Federal force engaged immediately fell back in evident disorder. It would be premature at this time to indulge in speculations upon the results of the two- days' battle out of which we have just emerged. I may be permitted to say, however, that the effect upon the Confederates has been to inspire them with fresh confidence and renewed de