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l state that I saw a small tree with thirteen distinct shots--seven of the enemy's and six of ours.--within a range of four feet. We found the Federal camps to be very fine, and their equipments in clothing complete. A member of the staff, in jest, brought out a lot of overcoats, and said, "Here, gentlemen, are overcoats for the whole staff" The General quietly ranked him with, "None of that, sir; remember we do not come here to plunder." It was while under this fire that Captain Brewster expostulated with Gen. Johnston against his personally exposing himself. I was not near enough to hear his reply, but it had no effect, for he smilingly rode to the brow of the hill, where we could distinctly see the enemy retreating. Gen. Withers joined us here, and the enemy's gunboats got such a good range of us that one of their balls fell within ten steps of me. Hearing firing from the upper camp, Gen. Johnston proceeded to the spot, where he remain a time, calmly marsha