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led, their contents being saved and the wagons burned, to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy. A horse was left behind, used up and worth less for the time, which I had the ¬Ĺmelancholy pleasure¬Ĺ of shooting for the same purpose. With these exceptions the entire train was got off in safety, having been extricated from an exceedingly unpleasant predicament. The second brigade, General Ferrero, being nearest the train, had meanwhile been ordered back to its protection. General Getty, of the third division, followed closely by General Burns, of the first, arrived on the ground about half past 9 o'clock, and by 10 o'clock Benjamin's famous battery R, Second U. S. Artillery, took up a commanding position on the hill above the ruined hotel, and opened on the enemy with his six 20-pound Parrots, silencing their guns in about half an hour. One of his shells, I am glad to say, entered the house where Conuth had been betrayed, and beside which the rebel battery was planted