iles in advance of his division, to-ward Macon, having two pieces of artillery, and had thrown up rail barricades, when he was attacked by quite a large body of infantry, accompanied by some artillery-probably a battery of four guns.
The assault was made with great vigor, but was met in the usual manner, and completely repulsed.
The action continued for some three hours. Walcott was assisted by a regiment of cavalry on either flank.
General Woods was present during the action, and General Osterhaus part of the time.
I regret to say that General Walcott--than whom there is not a braver or better officer — was wounded; but I hope not seriously.
The conduct of the troops, both cavalry and infantry, was highly commended by the general officers present.
On my arrival at Gordon, I directed General Blair to send forward the First Alabama cavalry and General G. A. Smith's division some eight or ten miles toward the Oconee bridge, which he did; with instructions to move forward to-da