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ith their attendant slaughter, in which they have been engaged, and the recklessness of the lives of his men, which has characterized the movements of their commander, have had more to do with their demoralization than any other cause.--Altogether the situation in front of Petersburg is quite as favorable as could be expected, and the prospects are "bright and brightening." A report was brought by the train last evening that on Saturday General Hampton fell upon a body of the enemy near Reams's and captured a large number of prisoners. Not withstanding the generally-received opinion that a battle would take place on yesterday, we are assured that nothing of the sort occurred. Up to the time the train left for Richmond everything was comparatively quiet on the lines. Most of the prisoners captured on Thursday have been brought to this city. We are informed that Hancock's adjutant-general escaped from the train on Saturday evening, but was recaptured yesterday while swi
ingly, on Wednesday night, Lieutenant General A. P. Hill moved from his position south of the city, and marching down the county roads, encamped in the vicinity of Reams's statistic from Petersburg, and on Thursday got his command in position for action when the proper moment should arrive. The Express says: The enemy had erside of Reams' station. A brigade of cavalry, under command of the notorious Spear, were found engaged in tearing up the railroad track three or four miles beyond Reams's, with a heavy support of infantry in convenient distance. About 8 o'clock A. M., General Hampton swooped down upon this cavalry force, and gallantly charging the infantry. The fight here was very sharp, but gradually and steadily he gained ground and pushed the enemy back until they reached their breastworks this side of Reams's, capturing in the meantime about eight hundred prisoners. Having thus accomplished his full share of the work, the fight ceased until our infantry could be broug
eams's Petersburg, August 26. --The affair on the Weldon railroad yesterday was a very gallant one, and successful in its results. While the enemy's cavalry, under General Spears, were engaged in tearing up the track several miles beyond Reams's, General Hampton attacked and forced them back behind their infantry supports. General Hampton then dismounted his men and fought their infantry, gradually but steadily pushing them back until they reached their works, one mile this side of Reams's, capturing about eight hundred prisoners. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon General Hill attacked the enemy's works, and after a short but sharp fight took them, capturing a large number of prisoners and nine pieces of artillery. The enemy fled in great confusion. Colonel Pegram, of Richmond, turned the captured guns upon the enemy with great effect. The number of prisoners will probably reach twenty-five hundred. Brigadier-General Cutler was captured. The prisoners belong