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dge with Schenck's and Sherman's brigades, and Ayres's and Carlisle's batteries, about six A. M., Kd, and was presently reinforced by two guns of Ayres's battery, under Lieutenant Ransom, which passany E, Third Artillery, under command of Capt. R. B. Ayres, Fifth Artillery. We left our camp neare enemy below the stone bridge. I directed Capt. Ayres to take position with his battery near our e to the artillery; and I sent word back to Capt. Ayres to follow if possible, otherwise to use his irregular square, I pushed forward to find Capt. Ayres's battery, occupied chiefly at the point whued their fire, directing at this battery, and Ayres's battery was brought up and stationed on the chardson, at Blackburn's Ford; and Carlisle's, Ayres's, and the 30-pounder (11 pieces) with the divnd centre. The batteries of Hunt, Carlisle, Ayres, Tidball, Edwards, and Green (21 pieces) beings engaged viz.: Major Hunt; Captains Carlisle, Ayres, Griffin, Tidball, and Arnold; Lieutenants Pla[5 more...]
the 4,000 with which he was instructed to hold his position, to prevent the enemy from moving on Centreville past our left, but not to make any attack. The centre, on the Warrenton road, commanded by Gen. Tyler, consisted of the First and Second Brigades of the Tyler Division, embracing the First and Second Ohio, and Second New York regiments, under Gen. Schenck, and the Sixty-ninth, Seventy-ninth, and Thirteenth New York, and Second Wisconsin, under Col. Sherman. Carlisle's, Rickett's, and Ayres's battery, accompanied this important column, which numbered 6,000 men, and which was supported in time rear by the Third Tyler Brigade, under Col. Keyes, consisting of the First, Second, and Third Connecticut regiments, and the Fourth Maine--a force of 3,000, available at a moment's call. On the extreme right Col. Hunter took the lead, with the two brigades of his Division, viz., the Eighth and Fourteenth New York regiments under Col. Porter, with a battalion of the Second, Third, and Eigh
s came rushing in and reported a battery of several pieces less than half a mile ahead. Colonel Keyes immediately started an aid to General Tyler, requesting him to send some rifled pieces to his assistance. About half an hour elapsed, when Captain Ayres' battery of eight pieces came thundering along the road. Meantime other scouts had come in and reported that the rebels had precipitately abandoned the battery, and were retreating in hot haste with their pieces. So it turned out. But Colonel Keyes, nevertheless, ordered the skirmishers to push slowly on, and Captain Ayres' rifled pieces to throw some shells in the enemy's work. Three shells were in a few minutes afterwards lodged in the breastwork. But the enemy had disappeared, and the intrenchments were quietly entered and taken possession of by the skirmishers. The position was a very strong one, and could have been easily defended. A large quantity of shovels, picks, bags of oats, buckets, &c., was found in the work, and
s batteries, I ordered up the two rifled guns, Ayres' battery, and Richardson's entire brigade, anditzers could be put into battery, I ordered Capt. Ayres to detach a section, put himself on the groy and rejoined his battery. This attack on Capt. Ayres accomplished the object I desired, as it shthe infantry had been withdrawn, I directed Capt. Ayres and Lieut. Benjamin, who commanded the two chschneider, who commanded the skirmishers, Capt. Ayres, Lieut. Loraine, who, I regret to say, was euts. Dresser, Lyford, and Fallen, attached to Ayres' battery, and Lieuts. Benjamin and Babbitt, inorting force. This is understood to have been Ayres' battery, and the damage must have been considegular army--Company E, 3d artillery, under Capt. Ayres, with an armament, as their own chief of ar from two guns, and was briskly answered by Capt. Ayres. After about ten minutes, their firing ceay, Gen. Tyler had sent down two howitzers from Ayres' battery to the assistance of our men. With ex[4 more...]
gun, which has a longer range than any other in the army, was planted directly in the road. Capt. Ayres' battery was stationed in the woods a little to the right. The First Ohio and Second New Yordst of the battery, and occasioned the utmost havoc and confusion. After about half an hour, Capt. Ayres threw ten or fifteen shot or shell from his battery into the same place. But both failed to ward to the opposite bank. They were staggered for a moment, and received orders to retire. Capt. Ayres' battery (formerly Sherman's) was advanced a little, so as to command this battery, and, by t began to fall with more rapidity. I did not see the point from which they came; but meeting Capt. Ayres, he said he was about to bring up his battery, supported by the Ohio brigade, under Gen. Sche forward he passed down. General Schenck's brigade was at once drawn up across the road, and Capt. Ayres' guns were planted in a knoll at the left, when a powerful body of rebels, with a heavy batte