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to Longstreet's corps, says that on Friday evening last, near night, the enemy made a demonstration on our left with one piece of artillery, supported by two regiments of infantry, and fired grape upon our lines. Two South Carolina regiments, of Hood's division, (which occupies the extreme left,) advanced to meet them, and were fired upon by a body of sharpshooters, masked at the distance of ten steps, losing five or six men killed. Skirmishing of this kind is frequent, and the fire of sharpshooters, on either side, incessant. On Friday four scouts of Ector's Texas brigade, Hood's division, fired on a flat boat filled with Yankees. Fifteen of them jumped into the river and were drowned, twenty two and one negro surrendered and were brought off, and three escaped by swimming to the north bank. They complained of short rations, and said they were boating provisions from across the river. On Saturday the same scouts captured five Yankees eight miles below Chattanooga, engaged i