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general credence. The enemy attacked our wagon train and convey near Williamsport, Monday evening, but were repulsed, with the less of one hundred prisoners, after two hours or more hard fighting by Gen. Jenkins. The enemy numbered a brigade and eight pieces of artillery. We had three pieces of the Washington artillery.--Those attacks on our wagon trains are of almost daily occurrence and unless they are strongly convoyed the passage from the river to the army is dangerous. Stuart (Gen. Jeb,) has penetrated almost within sight of Washington, and intercepted and captured about $480 wagons and 1,100 mules. The destruction of our pontoon bridge below Williamsport was owing to carelessness. It was guarded by an inadequate body of men, and they without arms. Lee, however, seems to have little use for it at present. The following is a partial list of officers killed: Col. V, D Groner, 61st Va. (reported;) Adj't Campbell, 8th Miss; Col. H R Miller, Miss; Col. Smith, 55th
essed. Whenever the crest of a hill gave the Yanks advantage of position, the gentry would halt from their line and pour in a fire of artillery and infantry until we got too close upon them to allow them much time for deliberate aiming, and their shot, both from cannon and small arms, flew very wide in the main. Thus, up hall and down dale, for four miles, without one step backward, or one moment's halt, except to take breath or advantage of the ground, across the magnificent plain on which Jeb held his great cavalry review last year, through cornfields and bogs, and athwart branches and fences, the chase was kept up till in the deepening twilight we drove them from their last stand at Brandy Station, firing our last shot on the plantation of John Minor Botts, and sending the reprobates flying at a speed which defied the efforts of our infantry. Altogether it was a most successful affair, and Gen. Stuart, who remained with us all the time, was pleased to express his approbation
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