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e nearer the scene of operations to Richmond, the more difficult it is to obtain reliable accounts of the progress of events. We give ow such reports as we have received. From General Lee's army. At an early hour yesterday morning the sound of a heavy and rapid cannonade was heard from the direction of the lines, and a gentleman who passed near the scene informs us that the discharges of infantry for period were incessant. It is reported this engagement took place in front of General Hoke's division, which, being reinforced, drove the enemy back with considerable slaughter and captured 300 prisoners. We learn through a courier that the enemy came up in heavy force of infantry, supported by a battery, that our troops rushed forward, charged the battery, captured its and took stand of colors. It is stated that some prisoners, but that the enemy were fairly repulsed. We also hear a report that an engagement took place below Gaines's Mill, with a similar result, and