The recent affair at Suffolk.
Additional particulars of the fight at Suffolk
last Wednesday show that it was a perfect rout of the enemy.
advanced on the town about 10 o'clock in the morning and chased in the negro pickets.--A regiment of negro cavalry was stationed in the town, which dismounted after the first fire and scattered in all directions.
Many were killed in the streets.
Several took refuge in a house in the eastern part of the place, and refusing to surrender the house was fired.
One got out during the burning, discharging his musket at our men as he came out. He was instantly killed.--The three who remained were consumed in the flames.
The negroes were pursued to Jericho bridge, which they tore up after crossing.
The whole affair seems to have been a race for life on the part of the "colored U. S. cavalry." The camps and quartermaster stores were destroyed.
Several of the negroes who enlisted in Suffolk
were cut down at the very doors of their former masters.
On Thursday morning a large force of Yankees came up, and some skirmishing took place this side of Suffolk
Our whole loss in the affair was three men. The enemy lost about thirty.