lery on the eastern side of the stream, and, reserves advancing under Sturgis, there was no further attempt to retake the Burnside Bridge, as it was called.
Hill came up just in time to save Lee's army from destruction.
Darkness ended the memorable struggle known as the Battle of Antietam.
The losses were very severe.
McClellan reported his losses at 12,460 men, of whom 2,010 were killed.
He estimated Lee's loss as much greater.
The losses fell heavily upon certain brigades.
That of Duryee retired from the field with not more than twenty men and four colors.
Of the brigades of Lawton and Hays, on the Confederate side, more than one-half were lost.
On the morning of the 18th both parties seemed more willing to rest than to fight; and that night Lee and his
Burnside Bridge, Antirtan Creek. shattered army stole away in the darkness, recrossed the Potomac at Williamsport, and planted eight batteries on the high Virginia bank that menaced pursuers.
There had been a very tardy
Y.; and soon afterwards they were joined by a well-disciplined regiment of Zouaves, under Col. Abraham Duryee, of New York City.
Duryee was assigned to the command of the camp as acting brigadier-geDuryee was assigned to the command of the camp as acting brigadier-general.
Butler conceived a plan of taking possession of the country between Suffolk and Petersburg and Norfolk, and so threatening the Weldon Railroad, the great highway between Vrgiinia and the Carol. Pearce, of Massachusetts, was placed in command of an expedition for that purpose, composed of Duryee's Zouaves and the Troy troops at Camp Hamilton, Vermont and Massachusetts troops, some German Netenant-Colonel Washburne led the column from Newport News, followed by Bendix with his Germans.
Duryee pushed forward.
followed by Colonel Townsend with the Troy troops.
The latter and Bendix approa short skirmish, in which two men were killed and several wounded, the mistake was discovered.
Duryee and Washburne, hearing the firing, hastened their march, and soon joined the confused regiments.