Saturday night and Sunday--the enemy in full flight!!About 1 A. M., Sunday morning, our picket down the Nine Mile Road were fiercely attacked by the enemy, and a severe and lively fight ensued. The enemy were easily drive back with loss, many prisoners falling in our hands. Many of the Federals threw down their arms and surrendered voluntarily. Sunday morning, about six or seven o'clock, another fierce picket fight occurred. Gen. Griffith's Mississippi brigade moved down and pursued them past their fortifications, which were found for the most pass deserted. It thus became a matter of fact that the enemy were in full flight Pursuit was instantly made, and several fights ensued. All their camps — wagon, commissary, and quartermaster camps, also — we totally destroyed. Immense piles of stores were blatting at the moment of our visit, the Mississippians pursuing over the red ashes of the camps and stores. Our army is following closed at their heels, and many prisoners are hour arriving. Loud explosions were heard during the afternoon, caused by the destruction of vast quantities of ammunition. Dense column of smoke darkened the sky. The railroad Merrimac was far in advance of our men, and was vigorously shelling the enemy at every turn. They are endeavoring to reach James fier but are totally cut off therefrom. Their loss may prove fearful. They are retreating in good order, however, but it cannot be long maintained; they seem totally demoralized.
McClellan says‘ "he has got us just where he wants us;" but, as some of the prisoners remark, "it may be but certainly our losses and disgraces are a joke. If he intends to win, this last weekend operations does not much look like it." Our Generals are fully alive to all his movement and are hourly hemming him in. ’
An Armisticeof two days, it is reported, was asked by McClellan to bury the dead, &c., but Gen. L it is said, replied, "There is no time now to think of the dead — let the dead bury the dead The only proposition I can receive from Gen. McClellan is for an unconditional surrender. We know not if this be true, but give the report for what it is worth.
Merrimac on the railroad. His troops force the advance, and the country loses a fine officer and gentleman. Col. Barksdale, of the 13th Mississippi Volunteers, now command the Mississippi brigade, and a finer officer can not be found.