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ming and going from and to Manassas, two miles distant. In closing this report, it gives me great pleasure to call to your attention the gallant conduct of Col. Richardson, Capt. Britchschneider, who commanded the skirmishers, Capt. Ayres, Lieut. Loraine, who, I regret to say, was wounded, Lieuts. Dresser, Lyford, and Fallen, attached to Ayres' battery, and Lieuts. Benjamin and Babbitt, in charge of the two 20-pounder rifled guns, all of whom displayed great coolness, energy, and skill in theurth Brigade, First Division. To Brig.-Gen. Tyler, Commanding First Division. List of casualties incident to the affair at Blackburn's Ford. Third Regiment U. S. Artillery, Company E, Captain Ayers, Fifth Artillery, commanding.--First Lieut. Loraine wounded. 2 privates killed, 1 private wounded. 4 horses killed, 3 horses wounded. Capt. Brackett's Squadron, Companies G and I, Second Cavalry.--1 sergeant and 2 privates wounded. 8 horses wounded. Light Infantry Battalion, Capt.
The harvest in French. --The harvest which is being made up during the present fine weather will be brought home dry, which is a great point gained. If the weather favors for ten days longer, the wheat harvest will be completely finished throughout France. Previous accounts of deficient crops are in general confirmed, but it is added that the harvest in Loraine will be good, both as regards quantity and quality. No positive information is received with respect to the wheat crop in the Northern departments. It would consequently be premature to pronounce a decided opinion on the produce of the present harvest. There is no doubt, however, that the wheat crop will be deficient to the extent of compelling the French people to demand a supply from foreign countries--European Times.
Prisoners of War. Letters by flag of truce inform us that among the prisoners at the old Capitol prison, in Washington, is Captain Richard E. Frayser, of this city, an officer of the signal corps. He was captured on the 20th of June. A letter from Fort Delaware says that the following members of the Third company Richmond Howitzers are in that prison: Captain B. H. Smith Jr., Sergeant T. H. Quarles, Corporal Claiborne Hunt, Privates Breeden, Hardwicke, Hutcheson, Hutchins, Courtney, Loraine, Gambol, Bugg, Parker, Fourquerean, Porter, Thompson, Morris, Slater, Crump, Chamberlayne, De Leon, Moultry and Jones. Bohannon and W. H. Roberts are both wounded and in the Federal hospital — the former badly hurt in the leg and body and the latter slightly in the hand. All the others are doing very well and are in good health.