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An ambush on the Shenandoah. An officer attached to Wheat's battalion communicated to us yesterday the particulars of an affair which occurred near Slabtown, on the Shenandoah river, in Rockingham county, on Sunday last. Col. Wheat's battalion of Louisiana Volunteers, now a part of General Taylor's brigade, of Ewell's division, was out on picket duty, when it discovered a large Federal force of three regiments approaching. The battalion was immediately thrown into ambush, and patiently awaited the enemy's approach until the proper time for firing, when a well-directed volley was poured into his ranks, which threw them into confusion and caused them to fly without firing a gun. Col. Wheat had only 280 men, and seized the opportunity to make a safe retreat to his own supporting force, which was too far off to get up in time, or the affair would have been more extensive and advantageous to us. The enemy left fifteen dead in the road and carried off a number of wounded. On our sid
$20 reward, --A reward of $20 will be paid for the recovery of my servant Taylor, who left my house about the 19th of April. He was seen to get on board of the York River Railroad cars, in company with some soldiers on their way to Yorktown, who were supposed to belong to Gen. Longstreet's division. Taylor is about 14 years old, rather small for his age, of dark ginger-break color, ready and smart in his address, and very sprightly in manner. Address Francois W. Hancock, Chief Surt Taylor, who left my house about the 19th of April. He was seen to get on board of the York River Railroad cars, in company with some soldiers on their way to Yorktown, who were supposed to belong to Gen. Longstreet's division. Taylor is about 14 years old, rather small for his age, of dark ginger-break color, ready and smart in his address, and very sprightly in manner. Address Francois W. Hancock, Chief Surgeon 3d Division, or Dr. Jas. E Williams. my 7--eod5t Richmond; Va