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s work in face of a heavy fire, which, fortunately, did little execution. A number of prisoners were taken, including Major Baker, of the First District of Columbia cavalry, commanding. As soon as General Rosser reached their position, the Yankeess captured by Generals Rosser and Dearing belonged to the First District of Columbia cavalry, commanded at the time by Major Baker.--They were armed with sixteen-shooters, many of which weapons fell into the hands of the captors and were safely brouthan secured on account of a lack of transportation. The following note to Grant's chief commissary was found in Major Baker's tent: "I have the honor to report the arrival of two thousand four hundred and eighty-six head of cattle here. the finest in the country. I only fear it will not hold out long enough. The cattle are in splendid order. "J. S. Baker, "Commanding First District Columbia cavalry." The cattle being secured, and the object of the expedition bein