But no enemy appeared to disturb us, and to-day we have the satisfaction of knowing that they are as far from us as they have been able to travel in the time that has elapsed.
The Thirty-first and Thirty-second New-York were the greatest sufferers, though the two companies of the Sixteenth New-York, which were sent into the woods, scarcely escaped more easily.
The enemy, in ambush, fired low — as the wounds of our soldiers testify — following the orders which you remember Gen. Magruder gave to his soldiers.
In the course of this guerrilla fighting, of course there were many very singular scenes.
Capt. Montgomery, Gen. Newton's Chief-of-staff, and Lieut. Baker, of Gen. Franklin's staff, ventured too far into the woods, and soon found themselves close up with the Hampton Legion.
A question put by one of them revealed their character, and instantly a number of muskets were discharged at them.
Lieut. Baker escaped; Captain Montgomery's horse, pierced by half a dozen bu