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fiends. But their tune was soon changed. Two shells from Elder's battery, together with a flank fire from the Michiganders in town during the engagement, doing considerable damage. Elder's battery was opened to respond. The attack was kept up unberately and without cause killed Lieutenant Williamson, of Elder's battery, by shooting him with a pistol. The men in the vPennypacker. Of this party only one returned that day. Captain Elder then opened his battery on the outskirts of the town anpting to make a flank movement and capture his pieces. Captain Elder had his horse killed. Deployed in the gardens and fielplished. Leaving the First Vermont and Fifth New-York with Elder's battery to protect the rear, the balance of the command wacked. The enemy advanced skirmishing, and made a dart for Elder's guns. They got so near that one gunner knocked a rebel de forgotten. I speak more particularly of Pennington's and Elder's batteries, because circumstances have placed me in the wa
s's brigades, under the immediate command of Stuart, with two batteries, occupied a very strong position west of the run. The banks of Broad Run in this vicinity are very steep, and, therefore, are fordable only at a few places. Pennington's and Elder's batteries were opened with effect, compelling the enemy to move their batteries several times. After an artillery duel and skirmishing for nearly two hours, and the Commanding General having received word that there was no enemy near at hand othree hundred or four hundred, as was at first reported by stragglers. And instead of losing eight or nine wagons, the actual loss is only two, and one of these got mired, and the other broke down. No horses or mules were lost. In this retreat Elder's battery took a conspicuous part, and was handled with consummate skill. General Kilpatrick, upon bringing his Second brigade into camp, reported personally at headquarters, and received the thanks of both Generals Meade and Pleasanton for th