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ved to oppose him — Ewell by the old turnpike, and Hill by the plankroad. They arrived this morning in close proximity to the enemy's line of march. A strong attack was made upon Ewell, who repulsed it, capturing many prisoners and four pieces of artillery. The enemy subsequently concentrated upon Gen. Hill, who, with Heth's and Wilcox's divisions, successfully resisted repeated and desperate assaults. A large force of cavalry and artillery on our right 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 result of yesterday's engage
ent.] Orange C. H., Friday, May 6th, 2.30 P. M. Gen Grant moved from Culpeper Court House, crossing the Rapidan at Germanna and Ely'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 i
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day 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'clock until night there was very heavy musketry fighting, with but little artillery engaged. Cook's brigade fought well, and loses heavily. Thomas J. McGowan's brigade also suffered considerably. Rosser fought Wilcox's whole division of Yankee cavalry with a single brigade, driving them back at all points. [Third Dispatch.] Orange C. H., May 6. --The attack by the enemy this morning was very violent. They were repulsed in every instance. A strong effort was made to turn our right. We drove them on our left, but they were stubborn on the right until Longstreet finally forced them to give way. Gen. Longstreet received a severe wound in the shoulder. Gen Paul Jennings was mort