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outposts. Yesterday morning the brigade was again under arms, but has returned without action. Later in the day, Capt. Rosser's battery passed through the village, and as usual attracted a great deal of attention. This battery is again put in is profession, he is said to be the best artillery officer in the service, of his age. Such is a slight sketch of T. L. Rosser, Captain of the 2d Company of the Washington Artillery. He was born in Campbell county, Virginia, in the year 1838, aaduated with the last class just in time to cross the lines. The class was ordered to Washington to report for duty, but Rosser and a few companions preferred to report at Montgomery, and hurried to that point as fast as steam would carry them. He since engaged in active service on picket, a singular position for artillery. Some days since the President promoted Captain Rosser for meritorious services, making him a Captain in the regular as well as the provisional army. So much by way of int
f as prisoners. Then the wildest excitement moved the troops. Captain Rosser, with his company, were ordered to take the lead in the pursuitd in the mountains, with a heavy loss of killed and wounded, by Captain Rosser's company, aided by half a dozen dashing bold soldiers from the other companies. Captain Rosser tooks command of the forces from the first or the conflict, and held it until the arrival of Colonel Clarksouring of the horses, beeves, wagons, goods, and prisoners. Captain Rosser's company cannot be too highly complimented for their courage ar success in killing and capturing the enemy. It is due to Captain Rosser to state that this brilliant skirmish was won while he had commolds the horse and saddle as trophies. Captain Phelns, next to Captain Rosser, was the first Captain in the skirmish, though his company was their officers, are not noticed by your correspondent is, that Captain Rosser's company cut up the enemy so quickly that upon their arrival a