Friday evening the Yankee batteries, from the Jerusalem plankroad to the Appomattox, opened upon our lines and kept up the cannonade till nightfall.
Our guns replied at long intervals.
We regret to learn that, during this cannonade, Lieutenant-Colonel E. F. Mosby, of the artillery, was struck by a solid shot from the enemy's guns and instantly killed, the ball severing his head from his body Colonel Mosby was from Buckingham county, and ordered the service as a lieutenant of the Third company Colonel Mosby was from Buckingham county, and ordered the service as a lieutenant of the Third company of Richmond Howitzers.
He owed his promotion to skill and gallantry, displayed on many battlefields.
Early yesterday morning the Yankees south of the Appomattox fired a shouted salute in honor of an alleged victory over Hood, in Tennessee, on the 15th instant.
Their countrymen on the north side were probably deterred from indulging in this salute by an indisposition to provoke picket firing.
The movement into Southwestern Virginia.
The Federal had, for some days before the raid in