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k; and although everything seemed unusually quiet there was a peculiar stare and rumbling in the woods and on the road, (some six miles, and in the woods fronting Barker's plantation,) which denoted that the enemy were unusually active and anticipated our advance. Between 9 and 10 A. M., a part of Hill's division were deploye havoc by their flanking fire that the enemy precipitately fell back upon their unfinished breastwork in, and commanding the entrance to, the extensive grounds of Barker's farm. This breastwork, however, is but one of a chain of similar earthworks, which the invaders have erected this side of the Chickahominy stream, and, runningthough the mud baffled human industry, patience, and perseverance, some piece of the Lynchburg (we believe Latham's) Battery got into position, at the entrance to Barker's farm, and played such havoc that the foe deserted their four large brass howitzers, unable to reply. But as the enemy's whole brigade-camp (tents and all) were