About 11 o'clock on Thursday morning, our cavalry pickets at Malvern Hill
were attacked by a superior force of the enemy, and a brisk skirmish of half an hour ensued.
The enemy approach by the Charles City
road, and commenced the attack in the immediate vicinity of the late battle-field.
Our force engaged consisted of about one hundred and fifty men, of the 2d and 4th regiments of Virginia
cavalry, and were commanded by Col. Lee
, of the 4th regiment.
In the engagement, Private Carter
, of the Governor
's Guard, was killed, and Captain Chamberlain
, of the same company, wounded in the foot.
In addition, there were some five or six others wounded, among these we have heard the names of Madison Clinch
and R. B. McRae
, of the Prince William cavalry.
is now at the United States
Hotel hospital in this city, and has a severe flesh wound in the leg above the knee.
The enemy were driven back, and our forces continued to occupy the field at the latest accounts.