The lines below Richmond.

A number of conflicting reports were yesterday in circulation with reference to an engagement which occurred at Malvern Hill early in the morning. It is stated that at 2 o'clock A. M. the enemy attempted to advance a force into Curl's Neck, which was driven back with considerable loss by our forces, comprising a portion of Gen. Longstreet's division. Later in the morning, having been strongly reinforced, they attacked our forces at Malvern Hill, and succeeded, after a severe engagement, in obtaining possession of that point. Our force at that place is represented to have embraced one regiment of infantry, one of cavalry, and a field battery. Early in the engagement the ammunition of the battery was exhausted, to which to mainly attributed the loss of the field. A courier, who arrived in the city late in the afternoon, states that we lost three pieces of artillery, and had some six or eight men captured. Our loss in killed and wounded was not as certained.

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