ery, of longer range than any we have.
After a hot fire of four and a half hours, and heavy attempts to charge our lines, he was repulsed, evidently with considerable loss.
We had no cavalry to pursue him on his retreat.
The loss on our side has been inconsiderable.
A fuller report will be given through the regular channels.
For several days my correspondence with General Loring has been interrupted.
The enemy's force was much superior to ours, but we had the advantage of position. H. A. Jackson, Brigadier-General Commanding.
Further private accounts of the battle, obtained last night, state that the fight was principally between the artillery, our artillerymen shooting well and fighting gallantly.
We had only five or six killed, and eight wounded. The loss of picket guard, who were stationed between our camp and that of the enemy, was not precisely known.
The loss of the enemy was estimated at a hundred killed. The most remarkable circumstance of the action is that of the