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s. All took the direction of Kelley's Ford. The enemy advanced so slowly that Gen. Lee was of opinion that he had gone down the river to cross at Raccoon Ford, and thus get in his rear; supposing the small force seen at Kelley's Ford only a party left to cover the rear, and to deceive him. Under that impression he boldly determined to go and meet him, and ordered a charge at sight. To the surprise of all, however, behind the small force first discovered was the entire cavalry division of Averill, in line, and seemed to have anticipated us entirely. Owing to the condition of the horses, their hard usage through the tedious winter, the want of proper and sufficient forage, the sum total of efficient mounted men Gen Lee was able to turn our, amounted to less than one thousand men. The great disparity of numbers did not intimidate this splendid brigade, and they darted at the Yankees as soon as the head of the column came in sight of them. The 3d Virginia led the charge and a mag
f the fight at Kelley's Ford. The New York Times has two telegrams from Washington on the 18th, which says: Gens. Averill and Pleasanton, with their troops and a battery, had a skirmish at Kelley's Ford yesterday. The rebels attempting totch from headquarters says a most brilliant cavacy fight occurred on the Rappahannock, at Kelley's Ford, on the 17th. Gen Averill forced a passage over the river in the face of a determined resistance by rebel sharpshooters, protected by houses, rited near. Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee had hastened from Culpeper to prevent our passage, and made some dashing charges upon Averill command but were reported. We charged them, using sabres only in the conflict, and with fatal effect. Whatever the enede. The enemy at last took position in an entrenched battery, four miles from the ford, by rific pits and battle Gen. Averill having accomplished his object, and securing his prisoners, the wounded on both sides and a large number of horses, re