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m Chancellorsville towards Fredericksburg, Sedgwick was advancing from Fredericksburg towards Chancellorsville; and it happened that the heads of the columns came together just about midway—at Salem Heights, near the junction of the plankroad and the turnpike.
It was now towards four o'clock in the afternoon.
One of the Confederate brigades, under Wilcox, already held the crest at Salem Chapel, and McLaws was proceeding to form his brigades on his right and left; but Sedgwick threw forward Brooks' division, supporting it with Newton's division on the right, and, advancing, gained the crest after a sharp conflict.
Sedgwick's Report. This was a momentary triumph, for he was soon pushed slowly back through the woods.
The falling back was covered, and the advance of the enemy checked by the excellent firing of the batteries under Colonel Tompkins.
The advance of the enemy was checked by the splendid firing of our batteries-Williston's, Rigby's, and Parsons'.—Sedgwick's Report.