that vicinity by our troops.
He had laid a trap, as stated above, into which he expected the Yankee Colonel would fall without hesitation, but in this he was fortunately mistaken.
This portion of the command reached Urbanna Sunday evening, having captured a large number of horses and mules, and being followed by a motley group of contrabands of all ages and both sexes.
Among the captures by this portion of the command was a confederate agent, with thirteen thousand dollars in Georgia and Missouri money.
The left wing of the command went in a northeasterly direction, and reached the road north of Urbanna Sunday evening. Here the picket of the enemy, which was to annihilate the whole force, was encountered.
A detachment charged and drove this force in a north-westerly direction across the Dragon River, at Church's Mill — the only bridge they had not destroyed.
They here fell back upon their reserves, strongly intrenched.
The pursuing party, having accomplished the object of thei