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He had been left with his command near Raccoon Ford to check any advance of the Yankees on the Rapidan. While this flank movement was progressing they had a severe fight with the enemy at Raccoon Ford on the same day, and repulsed him handsomely, reaching Brandy in time to participate in the fight with General Stuart. The engagement closed shortly after twilight, leaving a large number of killed and wounded on the field. We lost in this engagement some gallant spirits, among them Capt. Wm. B. Newton, of the 4th Virginia. During the night they retired, under cover of their guns, on the opposite side of the Rappahannock, not manifesting any inclination to fight. The next morning, at 12 o'clock, Gen. Stuart proceeded on the Rixeyville road to Warrenton Springs. Before arriving at this point he came up with Gen. Gregg's command, with a portion of it dismounted, placed in rifle pits on the slope of the heights near the river. After skirmishing with them for some time, and fail