--We learn form a gentleman conversant with the affair, that on last Friday evening, five of the New Orleans Cadets
, (lately under the command of Colonel Dreux
,) started out on a scouting expedition near Newport News, and learning that six of Lincoln
's hirelings were at a neighboring farm-house, ‘"making merry,"’ resolved to kill or take them prisoners.
They waited for the scoundrels, who, on leaving the farm, separated, three going one way and three another.--They selected the three they wanted, and at the proper time fired on them, killing instantly one who proved to be an Abolition Major
, mortally wounding a Captain, and breaking the wrist and taking captive a Lieutenant.--The latter will soon be sent to this city.