Another account of the battle near Lewensville.
Mason's Hill, Fairfax county. Sept. 13th, 1861.
The forces from Munson's Hill, near here, were engaged on Wednesday evening in a very spirited fight with the Yankees
at Lewensville, about 5 miles northwest from that point.
You have no doubt been furnished with the particulars of this brilliant affair by some of your correspondents.
Col. J. E. B. Stewart
had only 320 men under his command, with two pieces of the Washington Artillery, Capt. Rosser
, when they put to flight three regiments of Hessians, with 200 cavalry, and eight pieces of cannon, and drove them one mile down the road towards the Chain Bridge
We killed 6 Yankees, and took 4 live ones, without having a man hurt on our side.
They left guns, hats, over-coats, haversacks, &c., strewed along the road a la mode Manassas
, and did not stop till they got safely their behind entrenchments near Washington
, when they raised signal lights.
They are doubtless so much exasperated by this galling defeat, that we may expect an attack here at any moment, when they will try to avenge themselves upon this division; but they will have to be very sharp, and do better fighting than they have done yet during the war, if their wishes are gratified in this respect.
They will find ‘"masked batteries,"’ and other engines of destruction, they have never yet seen from any of the Baboon
We only can say to our valiant foes near us, come on with your forces whenever you feel like it, and do as we did at Manassas
, give us a fair fight in open field, and don't skulk behind your fortifications and affect contempt for this rebellion in the South