Affairs on the Rapidan — the enemy Retiring towards Fredericksburg.
The reports which we have from the line of the Rapidan
, if correct, lessen the probabilities of an immediate general engagement.
is represented to be withdrawing the main body of his force from the position taken up on Mine Run
, and to be moving in the direction of Fredericksburg
— whether to go into winter quarters at that point, or to push his advance on Richmond
, can only be conjectured.
Our cavalry is not inactive, and maintains its reputation for alertness.
From a dispatch received by a gentleman in this city yesterday, we learn that General Rosser
's brigade made an attack on Sunday upon the camp of the Federal
cavalry division of Gen. Gregg
and succeeded in routing the enemy and capturing the camp.
A large number of the enemy were killed and wounded, and one hundred and ten prisoners taken.
In this dash a number of wagons and a considerable lot of camp equipage were also captured.