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From Gen. Lee's army.

Store's Farm, June 2.
--Hampton Fought Wilson's division of Yankee cavalry near Ashland yesterday, defeating and pursuing it over three miles, and capturing some 75 prisoners and 300 horses. Our loss is estimated at 75.

The enemy, during the day yesterday, assaulted our lies at various times in front of Heth and Rodes, and is Anderson's corps in front, and were handsomely repulsed each time. About dark yesterday, three divisions of the 6th Yankee corps assaulted Hoke's division, causing Clingman's North Carolina brigade for a time to give way. Colquitt's Georgia brigade quickly came its assistance, recovering nearly all the ground Clingman lost. Our loss was not over 200, and we captured about sixty prisoners. A good many of our men are missing, but it is supposed they will come in.

This morning the enemy were found to have abandoned the front of A. P. corps, stretching from nearly around to the Mechanicville pike. Wilcox's skirmishers were pushed forward and brought in about 100 prisoners.

This evening, about 4 o'clock, Ewell flanked the enemy on the Mechanicville pike, on their right, capturing about 600 prisoners, including 10 commissioned officers, mostly from the 2d, 9th, 11th, 12th, and 14th regiments of regulars in the 5th corps; and at 7 o'clock Ewell had taken three lines of the enemy's breastworks. Our loss is not heavy, but among the killed in the brave Gen Doles, of Georgia.

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