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the Southside road. It appears that, early. Thursday morning, Warren's Fifth corps of the Yankee army left their works in the vicinity of the Weldon railroad and broke through General Butler's lines below Poplar Spring Church. This is a point in Dinwiddie county, between the Vaughan and Boydton plankroads, about two miles west of the Weldon road, and between three and four miles south of Petersburg. The Yankees attempted to advance, but were soon met by Colonel D. D. Ferebee, commanding General Dearing's brigade, who fought them four hours with varying success, and finally repulsed them with considerable loss. Our loss in the affair was small. The enemy succeeded in reaching Poplar Spring Church, and threw up breastworks at that point, but were compelled to abandon them. A number of the enemy were killed and wounded, and several captured. The prisoners reported that this movement was an attempt to advance their lines in the direction of the Southside railroad, though in milit