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nto our hands unharmed, and will doubtless enjoy a prolonged period of rest and recreation in a Confederate prison. The Otey Battery of this city was engaged in action on Saturday, and had but one casualty — a son of George M. Savage, wounded in the leg. The ambulance train last evening brought over some two hundred and twenty of our wounded. Up to the time the train left Petersburg everything remained quiet on the lines. Pegram's Battery was formerly commanded by Capt. James R. Branch (promoted to a Lieutenant-Colonelcy,) but is now under the command of Capt. R. G. Pegram. It is thought that a good many of its men, at first supposed to have been killed, were stunned and taken prisoners. We understand that our military authorities are well satisfied with the day's work, and believe it has spoiled Grant's new plan for the reduction of Petersburg. The Northern Border. It has been currently reported for two days past that our forces, which recently swep
e somewhere else. In obedience to this suggestion everything in the department of the Army of Northern Virginia was on the qui vive. About five o'clock this morning the mine was sprung on the Baxter road. The explosion caused a loud, deep noise, and the fragments of earth were at once flying in every direction, making a rent in the lines of some thirty or forty yards, just at one of these, to us, fatd sattents. This sudden explosion scattered the guns (four pieces of Pegram's battery, Branch's battalion, of this city,) in every direction, and tore lifeless and limbless some of its gunners, and buried others in the earth, along with many of us supports, the poor fellows of Evans's S. C. brigade, commanded by temporary Brigadier-General Elliott, who, I regret to say, received a wound in the melee which is reported to be a mortal one. No sooner had the explosion occurred and the fragments reached the earth than Burnsides minions--"black spirits and gray"--bounded forward with
e somewhere else. In obedience to this suggestion everything in the department of the Army of Northern Virginia was on the qui vive. About five o'clock this morning the mine was sprung on the Baxter road. The explosion caused a loud, deep noise, and the fragments of earth were at once flying in every direction, making a rent in the lines of some thirty or forty yards, just at one of these, to us, fatd sattents. This sudden explosion scattered the guns (four pieces of Pegram's battery, Branch's battalion, of this city,) in every direction, and tore lifeless and limbless some of its gunners, and buried others in the earth, along with many of us supports, the poor fellows of Evans's S. C. brigade, commanded by temporary Brigadier-General Elliott, who, I regret to say, received a wound in the melee which is reported to be a mortal one. No sooner had the explosion occurred and the fragments reached the earth than Burnsides minions--"black spirits and gray"--bounded forward with