--10 A M.--Hancock
's Yankee corps yesterday made an attempt to strike the Weldon
road, but after getting within hall a mile of it, on Davis
's farm, two miles below the city, our artillery opened upon them, and at the same time our infantry came into action, driving the enemy back, capturing some dozen prisoners, and killing and wounding a number of the enemy.
Our loss is small.
The gallant Col. Harris
, of the 12th Mississippi, was severely wounded yesterday by a straggling shot.
's whole army is now in our front on the south side of the Appomattox
Nothing exciting is transpiring this morning.
7 P M.--Two brigades of our army attacked and flanked Hancock
's 2d army corps this evening, about two miles south of-this place.
The fight began at 2 o'clock. The enemy made considerable resistance, but were driven back fully two miles. Our men captured 1,000 prisoners, including 57 commissioned officers, four pieces of artillery, eight stand of colors, and two lines, of breastworks.
The enemy made an effort to recapture the breast works, but were repulsed.
Another attack on the enemy at some point is now progressing, and is succeeding most admirably.
Our loss is very light.
The enemy have cut the Weldon
road ten miles below here, but it will soon be repaired, it is supposed.
--The Yankee raiding party, after cutting the Weldon
road at Reame's Station, proceeded towards Dinwiddie Court-House, for the purpose of cutting the Southside
road at that point, and telegraphic communication has already been interrupted there.
The water tank and depot were burnt at Reams
's, and one hundred and fifty yards of the track torn up but it will be repaired to-night.
A force of ours has been sent in pursuit of the raiders, and it is believed will overtake them.