n the 2d of July, General Parterson again crossed the Potomac.
Col. Jackson, pursuant to Instructions, fell back before him. In retiring he gave him a severe lesson in the affair at Falling Waters.
With a battalion of the 5th Virginia regiment (Harper's) and Pendleton's battery of field artillery, he engaged the enemy's advance, skillfully taking a position where the smallness of his force was concealed, he engaged them for a considerable time, inflicted a heavy loss and retired when about to army of the Potomac who distinguished themselves most.
I cannot enumerate all of the army of the Shenandoah who deserve distinction, and will confine myself to those of high rank.--Colonels Bartow and Fisher, (killed,) Jones, (mortally wounded,) Harper, J. F. Preston, Cummings, Falkner, Gartrell, and Vaughan; J. E. B. Stuart of the cavalry, and Pendleton of the artillery, Lieutenant Colonel Echols, Lightfoot, Lackland, G. H. Stewart, and Gardner.
The last-named gallant officer was severely wou
fter all persons passing by stage or privates conveyance over the roads between the District and Port Tobacco or Leonardtown, Md., and the vicinity of those villages, to procure passes either from the office of the Provost Marshal, if going thither, or from the headquarters of Gen. Hocker's division, if coming this way; the said roads now being in military possession.
A Sharp Alexandrian.
This morning, about 3 or 4 o'clock, a squad of the Provost Guard went to the residence of J. Newton Harper, in Alexandria, with an order from the State Department for his arrest, but the bird had flown, and carried with him all the evidence of his guilt, if such existed.
It is alleged that he was one of those engaged in the work of carrying, or forwarding, the mail on the underground railroad.
From Western Virginia.
Private advices from Virginia, received in Philadelphia, state that a considerable force of Federal troops are now occupying various points on the road beyond Cumberlan