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Artillery skirmishing.

Hardly a day passes without witnessing several artillery skirmishes along our lines, and we learn that it is almost invariably the case that our men out-shoot the Yankees and handle their guns with more dexterity and skill. On Wednesday a brisk engagement, lasting three hours, took place on Friend's farm, between Dabney's Heavy Artillery and three Yankee heavy batteries. Notwithstanding the long duration of the fight, and some good shooting on the part of the Yankees, not a man was injured on our side, our only loss being two horses killed belonging to Captain Crenshaw. That the enemy suffered considerable damage there is no doubt. Two of his guns were dismounted by ‘"Long Tom"’ and ‘"Long Charley,"’ the favorite guns of the battery. The fight was sharply contested, but though the Yankees had a superior number of guns they were finally glad to give up the field.

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