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however; was not relinquished without a deeper struggle, and here up the bids and down through the woods and the standing corn, over the land and the clover, the line of fire swept to and fro as one side or the other gained a temporary advantage. Thus the battle raged till Sumner's corps came up to support the worn out heroes who had main when the fight so long against very evident odds. How gloriously they went at it, those Peninsula boys — Burns's old brigade, led by gallant young Howard, who lost an arm at Fair Oaks, and Meagher's Irish brigade, led by the gallant Meagher and many other heroes tried in the fire. As the Irish brigade charged the enemy's line, their arose in one great surge of sound over the of battle, over the roar of a wilderness of artillery and was heard far down the lines to the ten, where Burnside's boys were just getting at it. Thus met, the rebel advance was cheeked and broken, and they were driven with awful slaughter. It's beyond all wonder