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ose track is marked, wherever they are permitted to obtain a foothold, with desolation and blood. A further account. From information derived from a trustworthy source it appears that the credit of the capture of the Dahlgren party is mainly due to Captain William M. Magruder and a squadron of Robbins's battalion under his command, who have for some time past been posted in King and Queen County as a corps of observation. Learning that the enemy was moving down the north bank of the Mattapony by the river road, with the evident intention of reaching Gloucester Point, Captain Magruder determined to anticipate him, and with this view left his camp with about one hundred of his command and Lieutenant Pollard and seventeen men of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, making for a point on the river between Mantua Ferry and King and Queen Court-House, which he succeeded in reaching in advance of the enemy. Posting his command at an eligible point along the road in ambush, he had not long t