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Skirmishing below Richmond. On Tuesday last a body of the enemy, about 3,000 strong, consisting of infantry, artillery, and cavalry, drove in our videttes to White Oak Swamp bridge, where they were held in check during the day by the 10th cavalry regiment, under command of Lieut. Col. McGruder. Some ten of our videttes are missing, though it is believed that most of them will return to camp. Two of the enemy's cavalry were killed by the pickets in their retreat. Yesterday our scouts reported that the enemy had fallen back three miles beyond the bridge. Seven prisoners were brought in by the scouts, and one of them, who seems to be an intelligent man, states that McClellan has not more than 55,000 men; that sickness is alarmingly thinning their ranks, and that on Monday afternoon last three divisions, under command of Gens. Harney, Sedgwick, and Hooker with rations for two days, left Harrison's Landing for the purpose of taking Malvern Hill, which they supposed was held by the
The Confederate privateersmen. --Among the paroled prisoners that arrived here yesterday were 82 men, composing the crews of the ships Dixie, Petrel. Beauregard, Savannah, Sumter, &c. We saw yesterday John Jonnelli and Chas. Forrester, two of the crew of the Dixie, Capt. Moore and Henry A. Rowan, of the Petrel, Capt. Percy. The Dixie was captured on the 3d of August, 1861, off Charleston, S. C., by the U. S. frigate Wabash; the Petrel by the St. Lawrence, after being out of Charleston, S. C., but a few hours, on the 28th of August, 1861.--The crew were closely ironed and sent to Hampton Roads, where they remained three weeks, and were conveyed to New York on the Minnesota, thence to Fort Lafayette, where there was no abatement in the severity of their treatment. Rowan states that the Baltimore ladies sent the Petrel's crew a large lot of clothing, which was received by Lieut. Harvey, of that vessel, and distributed. He turned over the surplus to Mr. Gibson, commandant of Fort