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here full details of the battle on Thursday near Reams's station, on the Weldon railroad. Each fresh development in regard to this affair makes our victory more complete, and the discomfiture of the enemy more serious, than represented by first reports. It now appears that the number of prisoners captured will reach over twenty-five hundred, and among them is an acting Brigadier-General by the name of Cutler. The commissioned officers number about one hundred. The reported capture of Colonel Spear, of raiding notoriety, we regret to say, is not confirmed. It seems that fear lent him wings, and his flight was too rapid to admit of his being overtaken. The success of this movement reflects great credit upon the skill and sagacity of our commanding general, as well as upon the valor of the officers and men engaged. The results, too, are vastly important, apart from the loss immediately inflicted upon the enemy. The further destruction of the Weldon railroad is effectually chec
at our men will not be so easily driven from them as the Yankees were. From an officer who examined them, we learn that they are very strong and very favorably situated. There were only two casualties in the Twelfth Virginia regiment, viz: Sergeant J. R. Bell, company C, killed; and private J. W. Marsh, company I, wounded. The conduct of our cavalry in the battle near Reams's station deserves especial distinction. They commenced the action early in the morning by a charge, in which Spear's squadrons were scattered and compelled to seek refuge behind Hancock's infantry. This famous corps (Hampton's cavalry) prepared to engage without hesitation. Dismounting, they rushed upon the enemy, and despite the advantage of his position, pushed him steadily until he found shelter in his works. Then awaiting Hill's attack on the flank, they again move forward in concert with the infantry, and by their combined assault easily drove the enemy from his stronghold. Throughout this e