This last statement was the truth, and no one could divine the object alone or by the first "courier," unless it was to get to a sensation.
A severe cavalry fight occurred on Saturday, at Haw's shop, in Hanover county, a few miles to the right of the Central Railroad.
A form of our cavalry, consisting, we learn, of Rosser's and Workham's brigades, the 4th and 5th regiments of Butler's South Carolina brigade, and the 20th Georgia battalion, all under the command of General Wode Hampton, was sent out to reconnoitre the enemy's position.
They came upon a large force of Yankee cavalry in the above mentioned locality, and without hesitation made an attack.
In this they were successful, driving the enemy back towards the river; but at this juncture the enemy's infantry supports, composed of a full corps, come up, and poured a raking fire into our men, who stood it as long as they could, and them fell back, with a loss of over a hundred wounded and a few killed.