We have nothing later that we regard as entirely reliable from the other side of the Potomac
The passengers by the Central
train yesterday evening brought a rumor, which was circulating in Staunton
yesterday morning, to the effect that our army had driven back the enemy and occupied Frederick city, Maryland
As to the time when this occurred, there seems to be no knowledge.
Our conclusion is that there is no foundation for the report.
The last accounts we had from the two armies represented Gen. Lee
's forces to be in line-of battle in the neighborhood of Hagerstown
, and the enemy along the line of Antietam Creek
To reach Frederick
a general engagement must have taken place, unless the Federal
forces evacuated their position without a fight, which it is hardly probable they did. The rumor stated that we had driven them back, with comparatively slight loss on our side, and that we had captured a large number of prisoners.
Among the wounded officers who arrived here yesterday evening, were Col. Griffin
, of the 18th Mississippi regiment, who is wounded in the left leg, and Captain George Norton
, of the 1st Virginia regiment.
We have obtained some further lists of losses among our troops:
Losses in Taylor
's Battery, (Alexander
's Battalion;): Killed — Corporals
W P Ray
and Joseph Lantz
Wounded — Corpl Wirt
, slightly; privates C T Atkinson
, E J. Sheppard
, Carter Eubank
, L P Gentry
, Byrd McCormick
' all seriously; Vincent
' and Oscar Lucas
, of the 53d Virginia, was not killed, but slightly wounded by a fragment of shell.
Letters have been received from him since his death was reported.
Losses in the second company Washington Artillery, Gettysburg
, 3d inst. Wounded--Corporal Chalaron
, severely in leg; privates Freret
, leg amputated; Layman, mortally — Williamsport
, Md, 6th.
Killed--private Isaac Randolph
; privates Humphrey
, J F Griffin
, Cookley, and Forrest
A letter from Capt
E W Branch
, of the Richmond Grays
, (12th Virginia) gives the following losses in that company: Killed--private Allen
Wounded — Sergeant
P H Kelly
in right wrist; privates Jos
, A F Rogers
, F J Davis
, and P W Old, all slightly.
are in the hands of the enemy, as is also Kelly