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men, as best they could, and a rough and tumble fight of fifteen minutes ensued, when Mosby sung out: Retreat, boys; they are too many for us! And the discomfited Major and his midnight assassins made a precipitate flight in the direction of Hillsborough. The rebels fought with the most desperate vindictiveness, which was only equalled by the coolness and undaunted valor of our gallant boys, who fought, I will venture to say, as scarcely ever men fought before, partially surprised, as indeed commanded the United States war vessel Ironsides, at Charleston. The name of the other wounded rebel soldier is Paxton, who resides near Leesburgh, in this county. Many of the wounded rebels are lying in farmhouses between this place and Hillsborough. Our own loss is four killed and fifteen wounded, among the latter of whom is Captain G. W. F. Vernon, of company A, who is severely, but I rejoice to say not fatally, wounded in the head. Lieutenant Rivers, I regret to state, is severely