--A soldier in the army of the Potomac writes to his brother in this city as follows.
We give the story, knowing that the soldier in question is entirely reliable, but without being able to state how he got his information of the facts.
If the Federalists reported to the expedient mentioned for the purpose of making their infantry stand fire, they deserve a patent for another ‘"Yankee invention."’ Nothing could afford our brave men more fun than to witness such a scene.
The writer says.
"On yesterday (the 13th) there was quite an excitement here on account of a skirmish between one regiment of infantry, one company of cavalry, and three pieces of cannon on our side, and eight pieces of cannon, 5,000 infantry, and about 1,000 cavalry on the Federal
We succeeded in driving them back three times, capturing a cannon, six prisoners, &c, The beauty of the joke is, that after we repulsed them the second time, the Yankees
placed their cavalry in the rear of their infantry to make them stand, but when our forces charged, they turned to flee when their cavalry were ordered to charge on the running Yankees
, which they did, when the infantry fired on them, and the cavalry returned the fire.
Our forces left them, thinking, I suppose, they had followed them far enough.
This was at Lovettsville