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disparity of numbers was too great for us to pursue. The enemy had artillery, but used it with poor effect. Our casualties were 25--two killed and twenty-three wounded. We had no artillery. The object of the enemy in this movement was evidently to tear up the railroad and burn the bridge over Swift Creek. They lost heavily yesterday, but carried off their killed and wounded. The movements of the enemy on the Southside appears to be of a vacillating character. Gilmore and Baldy Smith are in command of the white troops, while Beast Butler is in supreme command of the expedition. One large brigade, numbering about 4,000, are negroes, under the immediate command of Gen. Hinks. It was this brigade who accomplished the daring feat of capturing our signal station on Thursday last, near City Point, while the white flag was flying. On the approach of the Yankee fleet the officer in command of the signal station communicated with the commander of the Yankee flag of truce bo
e mortality and decisiveness of the conflict were diminished. With the highest hopes and most confident expectations as to the result of the yet unfinished struggle of the glorious Army of Northern Virginia, against the immense force under Grant, we turn to the enemy so very near to Richmond, and whose presence is testing once more the courage and constancy of this community, so often and so sorely tried. Of the force that is brought against this city via the James river, under General Smith, we do not know enough to conjecture its numbers. Frightened Rumor has made it large enough, God knows. Its main strategy appears to be to flank the defences at Drewry's Bluff, in order, if successful, to remove the obstructions in the river, that their gunboats may pass to attack Richmond. That the best exertions of our forces to defeat them may be demanded is possible. But the enemy in this enterprise must fight. under the depressing effect of the knowledge that the main feature o