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re favorable positions while the battle was going on, so that the woods in which the Federal troops were protected were raked in two directions. On one side of the road is a dense wood, and on the opposite were clear grounds, while a narrow, marshy stream only separated the contending forces. A letter found on the person of a prisoner stated that the force at Yorktown in a day or two would amount to ten thousand men. The letter was of recent date. While the fight was going on Lieutenant Yorke lost his sword, which was snatched from him. To give you some idea of the precise aim of the Confederates, a soldier in the front rank had his hand blown off while holding his musket, the barrel of which was completely folded, and the next ball took off his head. The gun barrel was forwarded to your city, to be sent to his relatives in New York. Lieutenant Greble's remains are now en route for Philadelphia, where his friends reside. The guides of the Federal forces were nenegroes