e I had left him early in the morning.
About nine o'clock my line of battle was established — Grover on the right, Carr in the centre, and Sickles's brigade on the left.
In the mean time, directing.
After great loss the enemy gave way, and were instantly followed with great gallantry by Grover at the head of the First Massachusetts regiment, while the Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania, heroically led by Owen, advanced in the open field on their flank, with almost reckless daring.
Grover was reinforced by the Second New-Hampshire and the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania regiments, but not until aftsplendid execution in the rebel ranks, and greatly contributed to our success.
The troops under Grover were withdrawn from the pursuit at dark, and restored to their places in line of battle.
Soonake my heartfelt acknowledgments to my brigade commanders, and especially am I indebted to Brig.-Gen. Grover for his great gallantry on this field.
I also beg leave to call the attention of the Ma
ridges were reduced to two or three rounds.
Gen. Ricketts now came from the right, and voluntarily relieved my men at the fence, who fell back some ten paces, and lay down on their arms.
A few volleys from Ricketts ended the contest in about thirty minutes, and the enemy withdrew from the field.
Not, however, until an attempt to flank us on our left, which was gallantly met by a partial change of front of the Seventy-sixth New-York, under Col. Wainwright, and the Seventh Indiana, under Major Grover.
In this attempt the enemy lost heavily, and were compelled to retreat in disorder.
While the main attack was going on at the fence referred to, Col. Rogers, with his own, and Lieut.-Col. Gates's regiments — the Twentieth and Twenty-first New-York volunteers, of Patrick's brigade — rendered most essential service by advancing his right and holding a fence bounding the north-east side of the same corn-field, anticipating the enemy, who made a furious rush to seize this fence, but were