A Skirmish on the Potomac.
The Lynchburg Virginian
, of yesterday, has the following:
We have been reliably informed that a cavalry fight occurred about fine miles below Warrenson Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, the latter part of last week.
Our informant did not state the day it occurred, but there can be no doubt as to the truth of the report, as our information was derived through Mr. Thomas Yuille
, of Campbell co, who was wounded in the engagement.
The particulars, as far as we were able to ascertain, were these.
A force of three hundred Confederate cavalry, under command of General Stuart
, who were protecting the rear of our army in their retreat from Manassas
, were attacked by five hundred Yankee cavalry at the point named.
We lost six killed. The only person killed on our side whose name we have heard, was Mr. Thomas Wailer
, an officer in the Amherst Rangers
The enemy's loss was 10 killed, and 100 prisoners captured, together with their horses, arms, equipments, &c.
Since writing the above we have seen Mr. Yuille
, who was wounded in the fight, and from him we received the following particulars:
The engagement took place on Saturday last.
The enemy's cavalry, who numbered about 500, were within sight of our forces when Gen. Stuart
ordered and led the charge upon them.
The forces engaged on our side were Capt. Edgar Whitehead
's company of Amherst
, and Capt. Harris
's company of Campbell
, under command of Col. Radford
, and four companies of the Second Virginia Cavalry, under command of Col. Jones
The number of the enemy's wounded was not ascertained, but it must have been large.
There were known to have been killed 40, and captured 100 with their horses, &c., which were brought to Culpeper Court-House, on Saturday.
The less on our side is six killed and 180 wounded.
But few of the names of those who have been wounded are known.
All that we have ascertained are 1st Sergt. Thos. Waller
, seriously wounded and supposed killed.
In Capt. Harris
's company, Geo. T. Yuille
, Jerry Houston
, and No. Hunter wounded.--Nash