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e Federals in strong force were crossing by the Cham Bridge for the purpose of attacking our advance, and of driving us from the present commanding position. Captain Rosser, of the second company of the Washington Artillery, having four guns, two rifled cannon, and two howitzers, were sent out to engage them. Their battery was s these shots were is not known, and, on account of the skill of the Yankees in concealing disagreeable facts, probably never will be; but during the engagement Capt. Rosser and his men fired sixty-six rifle shots--forty-five spherical case, seventeen shell and three canister. Considering the precision with which this company have. How true this may be, I cannot say to-night; but can get farther particulars in the morning. The facts as I have given them are from the official report of Capt. Rosser, which Major Walton received this morning. I learn since arriving in this village that some prisoners were captured just before the fight commenced, who w
er account of the battle near Lewensville. Mason's Hill, Fairfax county. Sept. 13th, 1861. The forces from Munson's Hill, near here, were engaged on Wednesday evening in a very spirited fight with the Yankees at Lewensville, about 5 miles northwest from that point. You have no doubt been furnished with the particulars of this brilliant affair by some of your correspondents. Col. J. E. B. Stewart had only 320 men under his command, with two pieces of the Washington Artillery, Capt. Rosser, when they put to flight three regiments of Hessians, with 200 cavalry, and eight pieces of cannon, and drove them one mile down the road towards the Chain Bridge. We killed 6 Yankees, and took 4 live ones, without having a man hurt on our side. They left guns, hats, over-coats, haversacks, &c., strewed along the road a la mode Manassas, and did not stop till they got safely their behind entrenchments near Washington, when they raised signal lights. They are doubtless so much exasperat
The Army of the Potomac. --We learn from a correspondent at Fairfax C. H. that there has been no regular engagement yet between our advanced forces, under Gen. Longstreet and the Yankees near them. Col. J. E. B. Stuart continues to command a considerable force of infantry at Munson's hill, supported by the Washington Artillery, Capt. Rosser, and Mason's hill is now occupied by Col. J. L. Kemper, with several regiments under his command. The Leesburg Artillery, Captain Rogers, have been stationed at this post for about two weeks. Munson's and Mason's hills mutually defend each other as military posts, being about two miles apart, equidistant from the Potomac, the latter nearer Alexandria, and both almost within range of the enemy's guns at Arlington Heights and Fort Ellsworth. There has been a good deal of skirmishing between the pickets of the two armies, but the Yankees are evidently backing into their entrenchments, and are afraid to venture far from their strongholds, thoug