in Butler's place, now temporarily filled by Ord. It gives the following intelligence:
A foraging party, two hundred and fifty strong, and eight wagons, started out on the Jerusalem plankroad on Wednesday afternoon, under command of Captain Burridge Price, of General Griffins staff, and were in search of forage for their command, a scarcity of which has existed for some days past throughout the army.
They proceeded without impediment up the road until some two miles beyond our new lines of picket, when a sudden and unexpected attack was made upon the party by some mounted bushwhackers.
The attack, although a feeble one, was disastrous so far as foraging was concerned, and resulted in the death of Captain Price.
The fire was delivered from a piece of woods, and the Captain fell pierced by two balls, while the command was thrown into some degree of confusion.
The Captain, finding himself mortally wounded, gave his sword and pistol to a sergeant and told him to escape.