Skirmish on the black water.
On Tuesday morning last about eight hundred Yankee cavalry, under Col. Spearo
, came up from to a point on the Black Water
, and charged upon two companies of South sharp-shooters, who were supporting a piece of artillery.
They were fired into by our men and soon scattered in every direction, leaving two men dead on the field and two others mortally wounded.
Eight of the enemy were taken prisoners among them a Captain.
These men report a large number of their companions wounded.
Not a single man on our side was killed or seriously wounded.
This skirmish is regarded by all as a very brilliant little affair.
It is also stated from a direct and reliable source, that the enemy are being strongly reinforced at Suffolk