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, the bridge was carried by a brilliant charge, in which the 11th Ohio and the 11th Connecticut participated very conspicuously, and lost many men. If the greater obstacles constitute the post of honor on a field of battle, General Burnside may justly claim to have had that post in Wednesday's battle. Once across the river, he found the enemy in force, and in a new position of great strength on a hill. Against this position he advanced at once, and the old valor of the divisions of Generals Cox. Willcox, and Sturgis, was once more triumphant and the hill was taken. No sooner was its summit reached than a heavy battery of artillery at once opened upon his reins with a fire that must soon have annihilated them if permitted to continue. It was at once clear that the hill was untirable unless the battery was taken. At the same time the enemy in front began to receive heavy reinforcements, and General Burnside's position became critical. To go forward with that heavy battery mow