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illed Gen. Lyon and have about five hundred prisoners. Gen. Siegel is in the woods, we have taken all his cannon and cut off his command; we took about 150 of his men prisoners; the cavalry, Carroll's and the Texan regiment, are now after him. Ben Johnson had his horse killed under him, within about two feet of me. My horse was slightly wounded, but not enough to hurt — he stood the battle finely. I was by the side of Gen. McCulloch when a battery opened on us with grape, killed Johnson's horsJohnson's horse and made the leaves fly around us; I did not feel frightened in the least. In riding about over the field, I had the grape and cannon balls to drop around me in all directions. Capt. Ried's battery did nobly; it disabled a battery of the enemy, but unfortunately it hit Capt. Hinson, of the Louisiana regiment, and killed him. This was the only unfortunate occurrence of the day. The attack by Capt. Woodruff upon Totten's battery is briefly but emphatically described: Woodruff tackl
The prisoners at Fort Lafayette. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who visited Fort Lafayette on Saturday, says: The gentlemen Secessionists confined within the walls of the fort, are not confined in cells, are not deprived of the comforts of life, are not, in any respect, the objects of persecution. I found the complacent Mr. Serrill, the fiscal agent of Jeff. Davis, as happy as a king, playing chess with another distinguished personage. Pierce Butler was reading Dr. Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes, and one of the Baltimore Police Commissioners, Archer's Commentaries on the Book of Job. The rest were variously employed, and all seemed to be about as happy as could be expected under the circumstances. There is no restriction upon the conversation or correspondence, except that the latter must be submitted to Colonel Burke, commanding the fort, to see that it contains nothing designed to give aid and comfort to the enemy. Letters of a domestic nature are me