From another correspondent.
James City Co., June 10, 1861.
Dispatches were received in Yorktown
early this morning from Col. Magruder
, (who is stationed at Bethel Church, on the road to Hampton
,) stating that a large force of Yankees had marched up from Newport News within two miles of the Church
, and an attack was hourly expected.
In a short time the Louisiana Regiment and the Halifax Cavalry
took up their line of march in double quick time for the scene of conflict.
To show you how eager our men are to meet the vandals of the North
, when the above facts were made known, though there were one hundred and thirty of the Louisiana
boys on the sick list, all but thirty marched with their regiment.
At eleven o'clock, Mr. Jno. A. Jones
, of Warwick county
, who had gone down to witness the fight, returned and reported that the Hessiana had been twice repulsed by our gallant men, and were preparing for a third attempt before he left.
Unfortunately for the poor wretches, and unlike our Revolutionary siree at Banker Hill, our powder and ball were not expended.
At three o'clock this afternoon, Col. Magruder
's body servant come dashing into Yorktown
with written dispatches from the Colonel
, announcing a third attempt and a total discomfiture of the enemy with a loss of 900 men, while our loss was only one killed. Sec.