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mbered embody observations made on the evening of the 21st., before the full extent of our victory was ascertained. The battle commanded early Monday morning, and lasted throughout the day. The Yankees crossed the Potomac the previous night, and continued to come over in large numbers as the fight progressed until from eight to ten thousand were landed on the Virginia side. They were met by the forces under Gen. Evans, with the 8th Virginia regiment, Col. Hunton the 13th Mississippi, Colonel Barksdale; the 17th Mississippi, Colonel Featherston, and the 18th Mississippi, Colonel Burt.--The engagement very soon became general, and the fighting was terrible on both sides, the Yankees being protected by a heavy forest and having the advantage in ground and position. They were routed three distinct times at the point of the bayonet, and as often heavily reinforced. In one charge the 8th Virginia captured a splendid brass battery, and put its men to inglorious flight. The enemy were fi