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ry. Wilson, Kantz, and Spears are off on another raid. They struck the Weldon rail-raid about seven o'clock yesterday morning at Reams's Station, ten miles below here, and after tearing up the track and burning the water station, moved to Dinwiddie C. H, where they remained until four o'clock, occupying themselves during their stay in destroying the county records, liberating prisoners, stealing poultry, &c. About 5 P. M. our advance guard came up with them and had a skirmish, taking ten prisoners, killing and wounding some, and losing slightly. --The enemy from Dinwiddie C. H moved towards the Southside railroad, which they doubtless reached last night, as telegraphic communication with Lynchburg ceased about 6 or 7 o'clock. There are several theories in regard to the purposes of the raiders, and the points which they are aiming to strike, but all concur that their prime objects are the infliction of the greatest possible injuries upon the Southside and Danville Railroads
d has not been resumed this morning. There is little or no firing in any part of the line this morning. Col Shelly, of Ala, was killed in the fight yesterday evening. It is reported that our forces came up with the enemy's rear, near Dinwiddie C H, last night, and that there was fighting all night. [Second Dispatch.] Petersburg June 23, 7:30 P M. --The prisoners captured yesterday evening number, by official counts, 1,676 privates and noncommissioned officers, and 65 comms many as 1,000--Over 1,500 stand of arms were taken. The troops engaged were Mahone's Virginia, Stunders's Alabama, and Wright's Georgia brigades, the whole commanded by Gen Mahone. Our advance fought the rear of the enemy's raiders near Dinwiddie C H, yesterday evening, capturing ten or fifteen prisoners. The enemy are reported to have reached the Junction of the Southside and Danville railroads to- day about 2 o'clock. The latest information from Hunter was that he had retrea
d, they will conquer. A raid upon the Weldon road. A large body of the enemy's cavalry, estimated by many as high as four thousand, made a dash at the Petersburg Railroad yesterday morning between the hours of six and eight o'clock, at Reanis's Station, ten miles distant from Petersburg. They cut the telegraph wires, burnt the water tanks, wood sheds, and office, and tore up about 150 yards of the railroad track. The entire party is said to have taken the old stage road to Dinwiddie Court House upon leaving, and are of course aiming for the Southside and Danville Railroads. A large body of Confederate cavalry are in hot pursuit, and not more than two hours in their rear. We learn that the telegraph on the line of the Southside Railroad ceased to work at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and it is supposed that the advance guard of the raiders have reached this line of travel. It is generally hoped that these raiders may be captured; but all such hopes have been so repea