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ening, the enemy's column being then a short distance beyond Jarratt's, some thirty-five miles south of Petersburg, General Hampton, who had gotten ahead of them, attacked their advance, consisting of cavalry, and drove it back upon the main body, killing and wounding a number and capturing thirty prisoners. General Hampton then fell back to Bellfield, on the Meherrin river, forty miles south of Petersburg, to await the attack of the enemy. The enemy attacked Bellfield on Friday evening, buay. "Headquarters Army Northern Virginia, "December 10, 1864. "Hon. James A. Seddon, Secretary of War: "General Hampton, after driving the enemy's cavalry upon his infantry, on the afternoon of the 8th, recrossed the Nottoway and reacheernoon the enemy attacked the position, but were successfully resisted. This morning the enemy is reported retiring and Hampton following. "The bridge over the Meherrin was saved. Our loss, as far as known, is small. The garrison, under Garn