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apt. Roberts, 5th Va., wounded. Capt. Simme's company, of the 5th Va., lost every officer. Major May, of the 12th Va. reg't, was killed, and two of his brothers in the same regiment wounded. Passengers by the train reported the death of Gen. Ewell, but this was afterwards contradicted. Up to a late hour last night the War Department had received no additional information. One account states that the loss in Gen. Jackson's corps is estimated at from 600 to 800 killed and wounded. The 6th Virginia regiment is reported to have lost one-half the men they had engaged. On Thursday afternoon the positions of Generals Jackson and Ewell were near Sudley Church, their right resting on Groveton, and their left to the old battle-field of Manassas. About 5 o'clock, the enemy, under McClellan, advanced by the Warrenton road, when our artillery opened upon them.--An engagement of two hours ensued, when the enemy were driven from the field, and beyond the Warrenton Turnpike.
ns to overhaul and crush the army of Pope before it could be sufficiently strengthened to repel them. And they have exerted themselves to the utmost to this end, in their forced marches upon short rations, in their cavalry incursions to cut off or destroy our supply and baggage trains, and in their desperate efforts at various points, for four or five days, to force their way across the Rappahannock. The river, however, at its ordinary summer level, can be forded almost anywhere between Warrenton and Fredericksburg; but recent heavy rains in the neighboring mountains had rendered it impassable for several days, except at the bridges and fords commanded by our batteries. Thus the elements have providentially come to our support at the very crisis when their intervention was most needed. It is not in the order of Providence that our Government and our country shall be, by this insane rebellion, destroyed. The insolent and confident rebel army from Richmond has been brought to a