so careless of danger and were foremost in pursuit of the foe, now became terrified and ran. The old soldiers, firm and reliant, fell back slowly and steadily, frequently forming front to check the enemy, and again retiring.--It is this alone gives advantage to the rebels.
If none but the old Second corps had been at Reams's station that afternoon we would have left the field leisurely, although two divisions of Spartan heroes could have renamed there no longer contending against such odds.
Lee's army is always the same.
His troops are old and tried.
Their term of service knows no expiration; death alone can discharge the rebel who fights in the ranks of the Army of Northern Virginia.
We are continually fighting one-half of our army and teaching the remainder.
"As the enemy failed to follow up their slight advantage, it is presumed they suffered severely.
We have been expecting them at Six Mile station every night and morning.
Yesterday they were reported massing in the ne