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y artillery, and extensive earthworks for infantry. After eleven days of examination the enemy seems, very properly, to have arrived at the conclusion that Dam No. 1, the centre of our line, was the weakest point in it, and hence, on the 16th of April, be made what seems to have been a serious effort to break through at that point. Early on that morning be opened at that dam a most furious attack of artillery, filling the woods with shells, while his sharpshooters pressed forward closeively trivial, owing to the earthworks which covered our men, and did not exceed seventy-five killed and wounded. All the reinforcements which were on the way to me had not yet joined me, so that I was unable to follow up the action of the 16th April by any decisive step. The reinforcements were accompanied by officers who ranked me, and I ceased to command. I cannot too highly commend the conduct of the officers and men of my whole command, who cheerfully submitted to the greatest ha