The news from the army yesterday is unimportant there being no change in the position of affairs to record.
It is still believed that a fight must take place at no distant day. There have already been several skirmishes along the lines, indicating.
It is believed, the near approach of a decisive straggle.
On Wednesday last Gen. Hampton
's cavalry captured a picket at Stafford Store, consisting of a Lieutenant and five men. Their names as we have learned them, are Lieut. J. H. Hoffman
, Corporal A. P. Kelley
, Privates Thomas Rainer
, J. B. Campbell C. Cook
, and John Mason
— all of them members of Company F, 1st New Jersey cavalry.
was captured on the 20th of August last, on the Rappahannock
, by Gen. Robertson
's cavalry, so that this is his second trip to Richmond
Passengers by the train from Fredericksburg
last night report that a skirmish occurred on Wednesday afternoon between a body of the enemy's cavalry and a detachment of the 10th Virginia cavalry Col. J. Lucius Davis
, in which some fifty of the enemy, with their horses and equipments, were captured.
This occurred near Port Royal, in Caroline county