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ed the Hotel, was likewise spared, because its conflagration would necessarily have extended to the Hotel, but the latter building was pretty well riddled with shot. Flushed with his easy success at Stony Creek, Spears pushed on, crossed Nottoway river, evidently making for the Mcherrin bridge, and leaving the bridge over the Nottoway to be destroyed upon his return. But upon reaching Jarratt's Depot he found unexpectedly a considerable Confederate force ready to receive him, which gave hitle, and after a short conflict he was driven back with the loss of several of his command. In the meantime the 19th and 26th Va. regiments, and a company of the Holcombe (S. C.) Flegies, all under the command of Col. Tabb, had reached Nottoway river bridge, and upon Spears's return they were prepared to receive him. A severe battle ensued, which lasted four hours. This was Sunday. By means of their artillery (several pieces) the enemy managed to destroy the bridge, but they were subsequ