Capture of Yankees.
On Friday morning a detachment of cavalry of Gen. Hampton
's brigade, under the immediate command of the General
himself, fell upon and completely surprised a picket force of the enemy at Deep Run
, in Fauquier county
, about ten miles beyond the Rappahannock river
So sudden and expected was the descent upon them that they surrendered without firing a shot.
The prisoners, eighty-seven in number, of the 34 regiment Pennsylvania
cavalry — consisting of two Captains
, three Lieutenants
and eighty-two privates — were brought down on the Central
train last night, under the charge of Capt. Meaghan
, of the 2d South Carolina cavalry, and were lodged in the Libby prison