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which there are 800 to each corps. It was evidently his purpose to make a rapid march upon the capital, just as Sherman did upon Meridian from Vicksburg. From information derived from prisoners, one is led to believe that be expected when he crossed the Rapidan on Lee's right, that the latter would fall back by Gordonsville towards Richmond. The two armies now confront each other on the north side of the Court-House, and a battle may take place at any time. There has been considerable skirmishing and manœuvering all day. --Twenty four hours will decide whether Grant will deliver battle here, or seek to turn our position again. Lieut Gen Hill is sick, and Maj Gen Early has been assigned to the command of his corps, and Brig Gen Gordon takes. Early's division. Brig Gen Mahone commands Anderson's division since the assignment of the latter to the command of Longstreet's corps. Col DuBose, of the Fifteenth Georgia, succeeds to the command of Benning's brigade. Sallust.
Yankees to surrender; but, unarmed as he was, he commanded them to throw down their arms as his prisoners. The Yankees not readily complying, the General quietly remarked, "Very well, wall a moment, till my line comes up," whereupon they quickly threw down their arms, and the General made his escape. The extreme right and left of the lines were not engaged during this day, but from nine until twelve o'clock in the day of Thursday the enemy made repeated assaults in Fields's front, of Benning's, Law's, and Gregg's brigades. Each time, however, this gallant division repulsed the enemy with fearful slaughter to the enemy, and with a loss of a mere handful of our men. During the day on other parts of the line there was more or less skirmishing. In this fight we lost many brave officers and men, among them Brig Gen Petrin, of Alabama, was shot dead whilst gallantly leading his brigade is the thickest of the fight — a nobler spirit of braver man has not been offered a sacr