no information in time.
I immediately, upon reception of the above information, ordered Captain W. B. Clement, commanding the picket post, to draw in his pickets on the left to the junction of the Leen nine and ten, upon my return from visiting a portion of my picket lines, I suggested to Captain Clement the propriety of loosening a few of the poles on the bridge, so that, in case of an advancethe column, whilst the men in ambush would open upon them.
All of the orders, according to Captain Clement's report, seemed to have been obeyed, as the following report, furnished by Captain C., wilme very near being cut off from the bridge, before seeing the approach of the second body.
Captain Clement attempted to check the column by ordering his men forward and meeting them, but soon saw th only mode of escape.
Captain C.'s and Caskie's companies were on picket.
In the skirmish Captain Clement lost six men and eight horses, supposed to have been captured.
Lieutenant Doyle, of Captai