those who were badly hurt were made prisoners.
Only some thirty were brought to the hospital, leaving twice that number killed, wounded, or prisoners in the enemy's hands.
The affair is naturally discouraging to our men, and must be set down as the most unfortunate episode of the slege.
Our dead are still lying within sight of our breastworks, but cannot be recovered.
The final assault and repulse took place on the 30th, Longstreet having been reinforced, according to the writer, by Gens Jones, Jackson, and Williams.
The letter says:
Skirmishing commenced on Sunday night at 10 o'clock, and continued sharply until near daylight of Monday, on our left front before Fort Sanders, commanded by Gen. Ferrero, and defended by the 79th New York, Benjamin's 3d U. S. artillery, and Buckley's Rhode Island battery.
Our pickets were driven in, and the enemy had possessed themselves of some rifle pits, but the Massachusetts boys drove them back, when suddenly the rebel storming party,