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ng events were taking place (3 P. M.) part of Brigadier-General Kirby Smith's command, some seventeen hundred infantry of Elzey's brigade, and Beckham's battery, were seen hurrying to the field, from Camp Pickens (Manassas), where they had arrived bof the Henry House, General Smith was severely wounded, and compelled to retire to the rear. His place was filled by Colonel Elzey, an officer of merit, who displayed great discernment in selecting the ground for the battery attached to his commandoved up with his command, at noon, did not receive the order to do so until 2 P. M. He appeared upon the field just after Elzey, with Kemper's 7th Virginia, Hay's 7th Louisiana, and Barksdale's 13th Mississippi. He was drawn up in line of battle ne, preparatory to another attack. But as Early formed his line and Beckham's pieces played upon the right of the enemy, Elzey's brigade, Gibbon's 10th Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart's 1st Maryland and Vaughn's 3d Tennessee regiments, and Cash
aw on a battle, while the enemy was yet demoralized and undisciplined. Accordingly, on the 9th and 10th, Longstreet's brigade was moved to Fairfax Court-House, and D. R. Jones's to Germantown. Bonham was drawn back from Vienna to Flint Hill, leaving a strong mounted guard at the former place. Cocke was stationed at Centreville; Ewell at Sangster's Crossroads; Early and Hampton at the intersection of the Occoquan with the Wolf Run Shoals road; and the Louisiana brigade at Mitchell's Ford. Elzey's brigade, of General Johnston's forces, was placed in the immediate vicinity of Fairfax Station, and Jackson's, also of General Johnston's forces, held a position near the crossing of Braddock's and the Fairfax Station roads. From these advanced positions, the forces, as above enumerated, could be, at any time, concentrated for offensive or defensive purposes. General Beauregard's desire was, by a bold movement, to capture the exterior lines of the enemy at Annandale, and, should any se
Smith, with some seventeen hundred infantry of Elzey's brigade of the Army of the Shenandoah, and B upon a meritorious officer of experience, Colonel Elzey, who led his infantry at once somewhat far at noon, came on the ground immediately after Elzey, with Kemper's 7th Virginia, Hays's 7th Louisi left, entirely around the woods through which Elzey had passed, and, under a severe fire, into a pm's pieces played upon the right of the enemy, Elzey's brigade, Gibbons's 10th Virginia, Lieutenante general and complete. About the time that Elzey and Early were entering into action, a column ff officers of General Johnston and myself. Elzey's brigade, meanwhile, joined by the 19th Virgist also be given to Colonels Cocke, Early, and Elzey—brigade commanders—also to Colonel Kershaw, co's Ford. Will you permit me to suggest that Elzey should concentrate his brigade at or about Fai Georgia regiments. Third Brigade, Brigadier-General Elzey, to consist of three Georgia regiment