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ing progressed favorably until the arrival of the head of the column at Belsches's mill, on the Jerusalem plankroad, eighteen miles from town, where the Yankee General Gregg, commanding two divisions of cavalry, confronted it. General Gregg was drawn up in battle array immediately across Hampton's road, and it was found necessGeneral Gregg was drawn up in battle array immediately across Hampton's road, and it was found necessary to give him battle. Rosser and Dearing were ordered to attack at once, which they did in the most determined style, forcing the Yankees back in the direction of Petersburg one mile and a half. They retreated across a creek at this point, burning a bridge to prevent pursuit. Here they planted a battery and opened fire upon ourderable loss. They were compelled to retire at last, and allow our column to pursue the even tenor of its way. After the disastrous and ignominious defeat of Gregg, Hampton continued his course towards our lines, and arrived in camp without further interruption at six o'clock on Saturday morning. He brought everything safely