By means of their artillery (several pieces) the enemy managed to destroy the bridge, but they were subsequently so terribly mauled that they had to send in a flag of truce to ask permission to bury their dead, which they were allowed to do, and thee they retreated in an easterly direction, on the North side of the river.
Their loss must have been pretty heavy.
Our loss was four killed. The number, wounded we have not yet heard.--Amongst the latter were the following officers: Lt. Col. Joseph Jones, 59th Va., in leg; Capt J. W. Maddux, co K, 59th Va, in breast; Lt Bryant, co K, 59th Va, in the breast; Lieut Talley, co G, 59th, in the shoulder.
Part of the papers and books belonging to the Sussex county clerk's office, which was burnt on Saturday, were left by the enemy at Stony Creek, and thereby saved.
The enemy also burnt Sussex C. H.
It is now believed that Spears is on his return to Suffolk or Norfolk, to make report of his brilliant operations to headquarters.