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on of the country north of the Rappahannock. On Thursday, the 17th, about two o'clock P. M., Capt. Swann, of the Caroline cavalry, with some forty of the Lancaster cavalry, was on picket above Yelloord, on the Fauquier road, when his videttes reported some Yankee cavalry were approaching. Captain Swann then advanced to meet them, thinking it only a scouting party, and sending four men in advance, when they were pursued by a full company of Yankees, who, when they came in sight of Capt. Swann's squad, thought they were in danger of a large force, retreated, and Capt. Swann seizing the oppoCapt. Swann seizing the opportunity with his forty Lancaster heroes charged upon them, killing three, including a lieutenant, and wounded seven. Seeing himself almost surrounded by the Yankee cavalry, he fell back to Berea campthirty of their men in the fight. Such is a true statement of the circumstances, as the writer was present, saw all, and participated in the engagement. A Member of Capt. Swann's Cavalry.