oops and dispatched telegrams and letters for reinforcements.
On the 8th instant the enemy advanced from Jacksonville with great rapidity, in three heavy columns-cavalry in the advance.
Artillery and infantry followed under command of Brigadier-General Seymour.
They approached Camp Finnegan as the command there were in the act of retiring.
Their largely superior numbers deterred Lieutenant-Colonel McCormick, commanding, from attacking them, and in the darkness of the night he withdrew hishe ordinance officer herewith enclosed.
The victory was complete, and the enemy retired in rapid retreat, evacuating in quick succession Barber's and Baldwin, and falling back on Jacksonville.
The enemy's forces were under command of Brigadier-General S. Seymour, who was present in the field.
The conduct of Brigadier-General Colquitt entitles him to high commendation.
He exhibited ability in the formation of his line, and gallantry in his advance on the enemy.
I have also to speak most favo