n advance of our army, scouting, and had approached within five miles of New Kent Court-House when the encounter took place.
Only a squadron of our men charged upon a whole regiment of the enemy, capturing two, killing some twelve or fourteen, and wounding a large number.
Our loss is only five killed and nine wounded, a list of whom I enclose.
Our 6th regiment is the finest in the service, and has been on duty constantly since we have been in this part of Virginia.
It is commanded by Mejor Williams, of the regular army.
The wounded are all doing well at the house of a Mr. Thos. S. Morris, near there the engagement took place, which is being used as a hospital for these men, and is under the immediate care of Dr. Pooley, of the regular army.
Before the engagement was ended Capt. Gibson arrived upon the ground with his battery, and quickly dispersed what remained of the enemy.
Our men subsequently found the body of Charles O'Hara, of Columbus, Ohio, in the woods.
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