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which eventually became engaged on the right of General Ricketts, and also by the division of General Mead. The line advanced through a piece of woods, a corn-field, and a piece of ploughed land, and into another piece of woods, where it found the enemy in line of battle, and was received with a hot file fire, which very severely on our men. But they readily advanced into the fierce fire, giving back equally destructive; while our batteries, particularly a Pennsylvania battery, under Captain Matthews, and Captain Thompson's First Mary and battery, played splendidly upon the enemy's Thus pressed, the rebel forces gave way, though they certainly did not "skedaddle." S and in very fair order, they fell back, disputing every foot that they gave up with the greatest ob cy. Still our boys pushed onward w courage and determination, every man, from Hooker down, intent only on victory. Occasionally a more determined resistance at point on the line of some difficulty in the ground would