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ight was driven back by Rosser's brigade. By the blessing of God we maintained our position against every effort until night, when the contest closed. We have to mourn the loss of many brave officers and men. The gallant Brig. Gen. J. M Jones was killed, and Brig. Gen. Stafford, Hear, mortally wounded, while leading his command with conspicuous valor. R. B. Lee. Every one was satisfied from this of the result of Thursday's fighting, and the anxiety was transferred to the rday was one to the effect that a courier of Grant had been captured, with a message to Burnside to hurry up, that he, Grant, was completely surrounded. The killed and wounded. Among the casualties in our Army Thursday we hear of Brig. Gen. J. M. Jones, of Virginia, killed; Brig. Gen. Stafford, of Louisiana, mortally wounded; Brig. Gen. John Pegram, of Virginia, wounded in the leg by a bullet; Col. Randolph, of the 2d Virginia, (Stonewall,) killed, and Col. Warren, of the 10th Virginia,
's Fords, and taking the road to Bowling Green, in Caroline county, thus attempting to turn our right and get between Lee and Richmond. Late yesterday evening Grant made an attack and was handsomely repulsed. Ewell took 2,000 prisoners and four guns. At daybreak this morning the battle was renewed, and is now raging with great fury. Gen. Rosser whipped the enemy's cavalry yesterday on our right and took 113. prisoners. The battle ground is near Chancellorsville. Brig. Gen. Jones, of Va., was killed. Sallust. [Second Dispatch.] Orange C. H., May 6. --The enemy renewed the attack this morning with great violence, attempting to turn our right and get between us and Richmond. Every attack of the enemy was repulsed. We have driven him some distance on the left, but he is very stubborn on the right, but is now giving way. Lieut. Gen. Longstreet had turned the enemy's left, and was pushing him back steadily, when he was severely wounded.--He
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[Press dispatches]from Northern Virginia. Orange C. H., May 6. --A considerable engagement occurred yesterday about twenty miles below here, near Parker's store, in Spotsylvania county, on the plankroad, between part of Ewell's corps and the 5th corps of Yankee infantry, including Syke's regulars. The engagement lasted from 12 o'clock until night. Our troops repulsed the enemy most handsomely, capturing 981 privates and 41 commissioned officers, who have arrived here. Gen. J. M. Jones, and Col. Warren, of the 19th Va., were killed, and Gen. Stafford mortally wounded. [Second Dispatch.] Orange C. H., May 6. --The following additional particulars of the fight yesterday have reached this place; Gens. Heth and Wilcox were in the fight of yesterday.--They checked and drove back three corps and two divisions of the enemy. Laws's North Carolina brigade last night surprised and captured 300 prisoners. Gen. Pegram was painfully wounded in the knee. From 3 o'c