ed to move forward, but was not permitted to do so, lest he should expose Hovey's right, which he was intended to cover.
The rebels came out of the woods at one time, and were forming for a the Thirtieth Illinois, every man of whom dashed at them, and drove them back in confusion.
In the afternoon, on the extreme right, the Eighth Illinois and Thirty-second Ohio charged upon a battery and captured every gun. The Thirty-second will be remembered as one of the regiments surrendered by Colonel Tom Ford, at Harper's Ferry.
They displayed great bravery during the engagement, and acted well every part assigned to them.
Lieutenant-Colonel Snook, of the Sixty-eighth Ohio, was killed after the formation of his command into line of battle, and before his regiment had fired a single volley.
One of his men had called his attention to a rebel flag, at the edge of the woods, about three hundred yards in front.
He walked to the crest of a hill, at the foot of which his command was resting,