, but late in the afternoon it became quite severe, the enemy attempting to carry out works by assault.
This portion of the lines was occupied in the morning briefly by the militia.
The enemy having succeeded in moving two or three batteries in that direction, shelled our men furiously, but they gallantly stood their ground until our batteries could be placed in position to silence the enemy's fire, which was done effectually.
The following are the casualties in the militia: Killed — F. Thos. Elliott and Nathan Hoag.
Wounded--Major S. H. Archer, commanding forces, slightly; Robert L. Watson, Charles K. Elliott, and John Mulley, of Petersburg, slightly; R. A. Spiers, of Prince George, severely; Edward Simmons, of Prince George, severely.
As soon as regular troops could be brought up and placed in position the militia were relieved, and Gen. Bushrod Johnson's division occupied the breastworks, along with the Mouth (Ga.) Light Artillery and other batteries.
The work grew qui