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4. My last letter told you of the change of base, and of the fact that our forces were in position around this place. Yesterday evening about four o'clock, Thomas's, McGowan's and Lane's brigades, of Wilcox's division, with Seales's of the same division in support and reserve, were sent forward to meet the enemy, who had crossed the North Anna river at Jericho Fard, a point about six miles above Hanover Junction. Our forces came up with those of the enemy near Noel's turn-out. Thomas, McGowan and Lane engaged them in front, while Scales was sent to take them in rear. A sharp fight ensued, and the troops were rapidly pressing them back, when just as Scales was opening on their flank and rear, Thomas's brigade, for some unexplained reason, gave way, and thus the fruits of victory were lost. We however captured some sixty prisoners, who say that when our men commenced giving back the enemy were already on the run, and our boys were within a very few yards of their batteries
guns opened to cover the movement, and in a moment the whole line of our front was musical with the roar of our Parrotts and brass pieces. The rebel line was distinctly in view, and sheltered by woods which rendered our fire considerably uncertain as to results. However, our gunners blazed away with the utmost ardor, and tornadoes at shall and shrapnel tore through the opposite woods. Ræners's battery opened the ball between 4 and 5 o'clock A M, with sir 10 inches arrows, supported by Thomas's 2d Maine battery the 11th Mass, and two pieces of the 7th Maine of the right The rebels were not show independent from their side, and the interchange of cannon shots soon became quite lively. The advance was made through a severe fire from the enemy's artillery Our line, however, continued in progress to the shatters, and there remained until later in the day, when it was ordered back to the original position, no advantage being gained on either side, and affairs remaining at nightfa
veridge ran against Moses D. Ellyson. Mr. Ellyson was elected by a small majority. In the county the old incumbents of the offices of Commonwealth's Attorney, Clerk of Circuit Court, Clerk of County Court, and Commissioner of the Revenue for District No. 2, are re- elected without opposition. For Sheriff it is believed that P. H. Huff man has beat John A. Hutcheson. At six o'clock, an hour before the closing of the polis at the Court-House, Huffman was one hundred ahead, and at Dickman's, on the Brook road, thirty ahead. For Justices of the Peace, John Nettles, James E. Riddick, and Elijah Baker, are certainly elected. At six o'clock P. M., at the Court-House, G. W. Thomas was 93; John E. Friend, 87; and John C. Hughes, 74. For Constable, Robinson stood 104, Sutherland 164. For Overseers of the Poor, Miles C. Eggleston and Samuel G. Flournoy were re-elected without opposition. The highest number of votes cast at the Court House was 240, for Mr. Folkes.