onel Lane with his own (Twenty-eighth North Carolina) regiment and a section of Latham's battery to support the pickets and repel any small parties.
At the same time middle of the day the enemy opened fire from a battery near Peake's crossing.
Latham's battery very soon got into position to reply, and after a sharp action silencosted across the road.
On learning this I galloped forward (leaving orders for Latham to follow me as quickly as possible), and was informed by Colonel Lee that the he had made good his retreat.
The Twenty-eighth regiment and the section of Latham's battery which accompanied it, honorably sustained the credit of the Confederate arms.
It ought to be stated to the credit of Latham's battery, that it reported to me from North Carolina only the evening before I left Hanover Courthouse, with 27th of May with eight hundred and ninety (890) of my regiment and a section of Latham's battery, commanded by Lieutenant J. R. Potts.
While I was there, examining t