From the Rapidan.
, with a portion of his battalion, came up with a scouting party of the enemy, consisting of some seventy-five men from the 1st Maryland battalion, under Capt. Hunter
, near Rectortown, Fauquier county
, on New Year's day.
A sharp fight ensued, in which the enemy lost five killed and nine wounded; whilst Mosby
's loss was two killed and three wounded. Mosby
captured three non-commissioned officers and thirty-seven privates, with their arms, equipments, and horses.--The rest of the party escaped.
The prisoners are en route for Richmond