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tion, sent back word that he thought he could hold it. The rest of the battery was sent out, and firing ceased soon after. The wounds of the men hurt the day before were caused by rifle balls; to-day wounds caused by shells were plentiful. General Beauregard was in command of the rebel forces, said to number about twenty thousand, with which he came up from Weldon. Prisoners belonging to South Carolina and Virginia regiments, and to the Washington battery, were captured. Meanwhile, General Brook, commanding First division, Eighteenth corps, with three brigades, marched down the road leading to the Petersburg and Richmond road. He soon encountered the enemy in force and a severe fight ensued, lasting with intervals up to six o'clock P. M. These movements were made to cover a third, which had for its object the cutting of the R. & P. R. R. For this purpose the brigade of the Tenth corps, under Colonel Burton, pushed rapidly across the country, and succeeded in reaching the railro
roops confidence in themselves, and prepared them for a more terrible trial in the attack upon the strong lines of rifle-pits, redoubts and redans which ran irregularly from the Appomattox up and along the crests of hills, on several farms, two miles from Petersburg. In this engagement General Martindale's division of the Eighteenth corps, which suffered moderately in the action, held the right of the line, stretching along the pike and across Bessley's farm on the right of the road. General Brook's staunch division, with two brigades of General Ames' division, had the centre, assisted by Kautz's cavalry. Thinks' division of colored troops held the left. Brooks' division marched to some open pine woods, where they remained until the charge at the close of the day. They had before them an open space of about eight hundred yards. The colored troops were obliged to advance across an open field, exposed the whole distance to a deadly fire, completely enfilading their two lines of