From a gentleman who left Fredericksburg
yesterday we learn that a heavy force of the enemy was advancing on that town, and that preparations were making by our forces there to give them a warm reception.
On Sunday a cavalry skirmish occurred some miles above the town, at a ford on the Rappahannock river
, the enemy sustaining a repulse, without any casualties on our side.
Yesterday morning they again advanced, and were met by our cavalry near the town, and a second time repulsed.
In this fight we had one killed and three wounded. If the force of the enemy is as large as represented our forces there will doubtless be compelled to evacuate the place, unless early assistance should reach them.
, of the 15th Virginia cavalry, is in command of the post.
Our informant states that when he left Fredericksburg Falmouth
(nearly opposite) was in possession of the enemy.
The stock of cotton and tobacco stored in Fredericksburg
was burned during the day yesterday by our troops.
P. S.--Since the above was written we learn, on good authority, that the enemy entered Fredericksburg
yesterday with two regiments.
A skirmish occurred with our troops, who fell back.