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ay afternoon at 4 o'clock. It was sent from the battle-field at 9 o'clock in the morning: May 8th, 1864. Hm. Secretary of War: The enemy has abandoned his position and is moving towards Fredericksburg.--This army is in motion on his right flank, and our advance is now at Spotsylvania Court House. R. E. Lee. Cavalry engagement near Spotsylvania C. H. Quite a spirited fight took place on Saturday last four miles above Spotsylvania C. H., on the road leading to Todd's Tavern, in which Wickham's cavalry brigade was principally engaged. Both sides engaged were dismounted cavalry. The enemy fought very obstinately for several hours. Wickham's men finally forced back his left about one mile and held their position. When the enemy fell back a large number of their dead were left on the field. Our loss in the fight was about 150 killed and wounded. Fifty-one prisoners were captured during the engagement, among whom were two Captains and two Lieutenants, who w