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nton. The battle extended over a distance of about nine miles. From the following dispatch it will be seen that the Lexington Cadets bore an important part in the contest: Staunton, May 10, 1864. To Gen. W. H. Richardson: The corps of Cadets were with General Breckinridge in the fight with Sigel yesterday at New Market, and behaved splendidly. They lost five killed and fifteen wounded, to will Cadets Corbett, Jones, Crockett, McDowell, and Stanard, killed; and Cadets Carnell, Stuart, Bill, Randolph, Johnson, Dillard, Berkeley, Wise, Triplett, Marshall, Shriver, Watson, Reid, Turner and Whitson, Wounded. H. M. Bett, Maj., and C. M. News from Gen. Lee's army. The news from Gen. Lee's army is very meagre, though it is believed that nothing of much importance has occurred. The following official dispatch, though dated the 16th, was probably written by General Lee on Sunday night: Spotsylvania C. H., Via Guiney's Station, May 16th. To His Excellency,
We have received from a friend a copy of the Baltimore American, of Friday evening last, May 13th, nearly two days later intelligence than that published yesterday. It was captured in the fight yesterday below Drewry's Bluff, by H. M. Walthall, co D, 1st Va infantry. The Yankees had received the intelligence of the capture of Gens Ed Johnson and Stuart, and in pieces of artillery, on Thursday last, and were in high feather over it. The following is a high pressure dispatch from Gen Ingalls to Washington about it. We have made a ten strike to-day, Hancock went in at daylight. He has taken over 4,000 prisoners and over 95 guns, and is still fighting. Everybody is fighting, and have been for eight days. We shall have them this though it may take a day or two more. They fight has devils. Our losses are heavy — can't say how many. If Augusta forces were here now we could finish them to day. Hancock captured Gen. Ned Johnson and two other Generals, besides lo