Reported cavalry fight.
Passengers who came to the city on the Central
train, on Saturday afternoon, brought a report that General Stuart
had another severe cavalry fight with the Yankees
on Tuesday or Friday in the neighborhood of Salem
, in Fauquier
That there has been an engagement we have no doubt, but the particulars of it, or the locality where it occurred, have not reached us in a definite form.
The first reports stated that the fight commenced on Thursday afternoon, continued until night, and was renewed on Friday morning--that on Thursday we captured about 600 prisoners, but the enemy receiving heavy reinforcements during the night, renewed the attack the next morning, recapturing 400 of the prisoners.
Our men were subsequently reinforced and the enemy driven back.
A gentleman who left Winchester
on Saturday morning, and arrived here last night, says about 230 prisoners reached that town on Friday night, who were captured in a cavalry fight at Aldie, in Loudoun county
, on Thursday.
This is perhaps the engagement first reported.
The gentleman alluded to did not learn anything with reference to the fight or the loss sustained by us, but was under the impression that it was not considerable.
The number of prisoners captured at Winchester
has been over-estimated by our previous accounts.
The actual number captured at Winchester
will not exceed 3,600.
These are on the way up the Valley
, and it is probable the advance reached Staunton