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red from opposite sides of the Rappahannock for several hours. Three of our batteries, one on the bill above this point, and two below, thundered on the Yankees near and above Grey's. They responded, of course, and the racket was great. Gus of our shots struck among the wagon near Grey's Lane, and caused rapid scattering.--There was no damage on our side, although one shell went over this place and exploded behind Hamilton's house, on the hill above. We hear rumors of crossing below Port Royal and of our army's falling back, &c. Only fifteen thousand Yankees are said to have come over, and they are concealed in a gorge immediately on the river, near Bernard's. Their pickets and skirmishers only appear above the bank. Our troops, up to last night, held the river road, three quarters of a mile from the river and parallel to it. The railroad was our second line, and numberless batteries and countless soldiers filled all this neighborhood. If the Yankees meant to do anything by cr