ng of artillery showed that the two armies were not entirely idle.
We append such information as we have been enabled to gather since our last report.
From General Lee's Army.
The following, is General Lee's official account of the engagement on Friday morning.
Headq'rs Army Northern Va., June 2d, 1864--3.35 P. M. General Lee's official account of the engagement on Friday morning.
Headq'rs Army Northern Va., June 2d, 1864--3.35 P. M. Hon. Secretary of War
About 4½ A. M. to-day, the enemy made an attack upon the right of our line.
In front of General Hoke and part of General Breckenridge's line he was repulsed without difficulty.
He succeeded in penetrating a salient in General Breckenridge's line and captured a portion of the battalion there posted. against Gen Heth, who occupied Early's left, but was repulsed with loss.
Gen. Hampton encountered the enemy's cavalry near Hawes's shop, and a part of Gen Wm. H. F. Lee's division drove them from their entrenchments.
Our loss to-day has been small, and our success, under the blessing of God, all that we could expect. Re
rant's army has been moved to the new field of operations.
We may state here, by by way of encouragement to our people, that, by an order recently promulgated, General Lee has been assigned to the command of all the forces in Virginia and North Carolina, and all other commanders are directed to report to him. With such a master spmies, there need be no fear of the result of the campaign.
The operations of Wednesday, below Richmond, are summed up in the following official dispatch from Gen. Lee:
Headq'rs Army of Northern Va., June 15, 1864- 6 P. M. Secretary WarSir
After the withdrawal of our cavalry yesterday evening, from the front of that Harrison's Landing, his cavalry again advanced on the Salem Church and, this morning, were reported in some force on that road and at Malvern Hill.
Gen. Wm. H. F. Lee easily drove back the force at the latter point, which retreated down the river road, beyond Carter's Mill.
A brigade of infantry was sent to support t
Considerable quantities of oil, liquors, flour and fish, belonging to private individuals, were also burnt by the enemy.
About 10 o'clock P. M., General William H. F. Lee, with his cavalry, moved against the enemy; but, on reaching Stony creek, found them retiring.
He pursued and attacked them vigorously, causing them to retreat precipitately, leaving their dead and wounded and a number of prisoners in our hands.
The following is General Lee's official account of the affair:
"Headquarters Army Northern Virginia, "December 2, 1864.
"Hon. J. A. Seddon:
"The enemy attacked Stony Creek depot yesterday, and burned most of the buildings, consuming some stores and corn, but most of the latter was saved.
The railroad is unharmed.
"General Lee, coming up as the enemy was retiring, attacked and drove him rapidly eight miles, capturing some prisoners, but could not bring him to an engagement.
"The depot was occupied by about one hundred and fifty men, u