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Fire. "The alarm of fire, about 9 o'clock last night, was caused by the burning of a wooden stable on the lot of Wm. C. Allen, corner of 7th and Main streets. It was no doubt set on fire, and being of wood caused a great light and many people to assemble to see it. The fire was subdued without the aid of the steam fire engine, though it was on the ground.
vance until a late hour in the forenoon. The proportion of wounded to the number killed of Gen. J's men, is large, yet it is gratifying to know that but few are seriously or mortally wounded. The regiments engaged were the 2d Virginia, (Col. Allen,) 4th Va., 5th Va. 33d Va., (Colonel Cummings,) 27th Virginia, (Colonel Echols, who was wounded in the right arm) 23d Virginia, 37th Virginia, the far famed Irish Battalion, the 21st Va., Ashby's Cavalry, Rockbridge Battery, (Col. Pendleton, whre are four men missing from the company, who are supposed to have been taken prisoners. We could not ascertain their names. The Lynchburg Virginian has further advices, from which we copy: The Second Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Allen, and composed chiefly of Jefferson and Frederick men, seems to have suffered terribly. Amongst the killed and wounded reported are several of our personal friends. Lieutenant Richard Henry Lee, wounded, was the Commonwealth's Attorney for t
repulsed three times Skirmishing commenced in the morning between Col. Ashby's and the Yankee cavalry, and continued all day with successful defence upon our part. The 27th Regiment was brought up on the left at a about half-past 4 o'clock P. M., and with the gallant Col. Echols commanding, did dreadful execution with their sure aim. The 3rd Regiment, Col. Cummings commanding, was on the right of the 27th, and held the enemy's centre during the battle. The 21 Regiment, Col. Allen was in position, and fought with tremendous power — the Colonel waving a cartoon ball over his head, and dashing on, it is said, cheering his men through the leaden rain. The 5th Regiment, with equal determination, Col. Harman commanding fought with undaunted courage. Other regiments were at their posts. The 4th. Lt. Col Reynolds commanding, displayed distinguished bravery. Col. Cummings and Lieut. Col. Jones, of the 33', were in the hottest fire of the enemy's centre, and raided t