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ment yesterday. Headq'rs Army Northern Va.,June 1st, 1864, P. M. Honorable Secretary of War: There has been skirmishing along the lines to-day. Gen. Hoke and Gen. Anderson attacked the enemy in their front this forenoon, and drove them to their entrenchments. This afternoon the enemy attacked Gen, Heth, and we flanked a line of the enemy's skirmishers, with the aid of Perry's Florida brigade, capturing about one hundred prisoners. About nightfall the enemy charged Hoke's lines near Gaines's Mill, forcing back Clingman's N. C. brigade, and gaining possession for a while of a good piece of our breastworks. Col. Colquitt's Georgia brigade, however, soon came to the rescue of Clingman, and succeeded in repulsing the enemy and capturing some fifty prisoners. The force which Hoke thus engaged were the 1st, 2d and 3d divisions of the sixth cores. The enemy tried their old game, massing heavy columns and pushing them against a single point in our line, but,
en. Lee's army. Store's Farm, June 2. --Hampton Fought Wilson's division of Yankee cavalry near Ashland yesterday, defeating and pursuing it over three miles, and capturing some 75 prisoners and 300 horses. Our loss is estimated at 75. The enemy, during the day yesterday, assaulted our lies at various times in front of Heth and Rodes, and is Anderson's corps in front, and were handsomely repulsed each time. About dark yesterday, three divisions of the 6th Yankee corps assaulted Hoke's division, causing Clingman's North Carolina brigade for a time to give way. Colquitt's Georgia brigade quickly came its assistance, recovering nearly all the ground Clingman lost. Our loss was not over 200, and we captured about sixty prisoners. A good many of our men are missing, but it is supposed they will come in. This morning the enemy were found to have abandoned the front of A. P. corps, stretching from nearly around to the Mechanicville pike. Wilcox's skirmishers were push