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ly at him and staff.
A brigade of cavalry, under Colonel Biddle, gave material assistance in checking the enemy.
General Burnside, finding that the enemy were pressing him so closely as to endanger the trains and extra artillery, which, at the heflanks once more.
It was now late in the afternoon, the trains had obtained a good start on the road, and so far, General Burnside had obtained his object.
It was unnecessary, therefore, to hazard, in his present position, the result of the attacground successfully until night terminated the battle, and left them in their chosen position.
As the end for which General Burnside had given battle was attained, namely, the checking of the enemy's progress until our trains were out of danger, andkness and energy with which the fight was carried on, our loss is very small.
It will not exceed three hundred, and General Burnside estimated it as low as two hundred.
The enemy have lost far more in comparison — the result of the severe artille