--The Augusta Constitutionalist
publishes the following extract from a letter written by Capt. Stovall
, of the 3d Georgia battalion, dated Cumberland Gap
, April 30th:
The enemy made his appearance here yesterday morning in considerable force — supposed to be 18 regiments — criving in our pickets about 8 o'clock. A vigorous attack was made upon our extreme right about 1 o'clock P. M., which continued until about 5 o'clock P. M., when the enemy was forced to beat a retreat.
Our loss was very trifling; theirs must have been very large.
We fought behind entrenchments.
Three of my men, from the Barnesville Bines
, were wounded while on picket duty, and two of the wounded were captured by the enemy.
Everything is quiet here this morning, and no Yankees are to be seen or heard of.
A mounted Yankee officer was killed yesterday.
He is supposed to be Gen. Carter
, commanding the Federals