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cording to these instructions, in the direction indicated. I turned my artillery (De Beck's and Rigby's batteries) into and across the fields, supported by infantry, throwing the body of my infantrys route. While effecting this, I was ordered by a message from the General commanding to detach Rigby's battery, and send it to the relief of Gen. Milroy. This was immediately done. Reaching the fupied, and there remained, in pursuance of orders, encamped for the night. My other battery, (Rigby's,) which I understood had been very effectively engaged during the action, on the left, was herprobably a cover to his retreat. But he was replied to with so quick and hot a return by Hyman, Rigby and De Beck, that his fire was very soon silenced, and as afterwards ascertained, both his guns th Ohio444 Eighty-second Ohio,374   Total Infantry,2138  Men.Guns. DeBeck's battery,946 Rigby's battery,915 Connecticut cavalry,113  The casualties were, altogether, but four killed, s
Saturday, the thirteenth, by the explosion of a limber caused by one of the enemy's shells. Captain Rigby had expended during the siege of Harper's Ferry about six hundred rounds, with the exceptionk, detachments of the Third Maryland home brigade, Ninth Vermont, (deployed as skirmishers,) and Rigby's battery, occupied the extreme left. The Twelfth New-York militia remained posted behind the fobliged to contract their lines, the rebels having turned our left flank. An attempt to storm Rigby's battery, about eight o'clock, which did fearful execution, signally failed. During the aftern right angles with our line of defence, and the Ninth Vermont changed position, so as to support Rigby's battery. Under cover of the night the enemy planted new batteries in every direction. Mond Graham Battery,110 Fifteenth Indiana128 Phillips's New-York Battery,120 Potts's Battery,100 Rigby's Battery,100 Officers connected with Headquarters and Commissary Department,50 Scattering cav
Saturday, the thirteenth, by the explosion of a limber caused by one of the enemy's shells. Captain Rigby had expended during the siege of Harper's Ferry about six hundred rounds, with the exceptionk, detachments of the Third Maryland home brigade, Ninth Vermont, (deployed as skirmishers,) and Rigby's battery, occupied the extreme left. The Twelfth New-York militia remained posted behind the fobliged to contract their lines, the rebels having turned our left flank. An attempt to storm Rigby's battery, about eight o'clock, which did fearful execution, signally failed. During the aftern right angles with our line of defence, and the Ninth Vermont changed position, so as to support Rigby's battery. Under cover of the night the enemy planted new batteries in every direction. Mond Graham Battery,110 Fifteenth Indiana128 Phillips's New-York Battery,120 Potts's Battery,100 Rigby's Battery,100 Officers connected with Headquarters and Commissary Department,50 Scattering cav