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ten made to change position. We held the ground thus gained as long as a few men could hold it, and by a cross fire from the enemy were compelled to retire to our regiment in the rear. The brigade then fell back slowly to the centre, where I think the fighting was most severe. We were not allowed to remain long under the brow of a hill we reached, for the enemy were soon after us. The 2d U. S. cavalry, supported by other cavalry, came up, when the 10th Va. cavalry, commanded by Col. J. Lucius Davis, were ordered to charge them. This regiment charged them gallantly, driving them back precipitately, killing many, chopping many over the head, and taking some prisoners. The fight continued a while longer, and the enemy were forced to retire to the other side of the river. A portion of General Hampton's forces, I learn, captured a battery of four pieces from the enemy. I think it was the hardest cavalry fight of the war. Some of our best officers were killed and wounded.
d. We lose several valuable officers. The following is a partial list of the killed: Col. B. F Davis, 8th New York; Lieut. Col. Irvin, 18th New York; Capt. Davis, 6th Pennsylvania; Capt. Foote, 8thCapt. Davis, 6th Pennsylvania; Capt. Foote, 8th New York; Capt. Canfield, 2d regulars. Wounded--Col. Wyndham, 1st New Jersey, not seriously; Major Morris, 6th Pennsylvania, wounded and missing, Lieut Col. Broderick and Major Still mire, New g. Indeed Buford's whole force was much cut up. Of the 6th Pennsylvania cavalry, we hear of Captain Davis, killed by a shell; Major Robert Morris, missing; Lieutenant Lonning, missing; Lieutenant R.ted themselves with much gallantry. We hear that among the casualties of that regiment were Colonel Davis, Captain Foots, company E, and Lieutenant Cutler, company A, killed, and Lieutenant Reeves, tish Consul at Richmond. The Washington Chronicle, commenting on the "letters patent" of President Davis, dismissing the British Consul from Richmond, says: About the broadest farce Mr. Jeff