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on of our line within a thousand yards of the rebel works. This latter was carried on by Gen. Alexander McCook, and conducted in a masterly manner. Involving long-continued fighting, and much military address, energy, and knowledge, it was successful at every point. Gen. McCook was supported by his brother Robert, with his brigade, and, covered by the advance troops, the lines of this brigade were advanced still further; and after the advanced brigades of Gen. Johnson on our left, and Gen. Rousseau on our right had intrenched themselves, Gen. R. L. McCook's brigade moved upon their line. Though the task be a most difficult one, yet I will try to give your readers a faint idea of the scenes which an advance presents. First the enemy must be driven back. Regiments and artillery are placed in position, and generally the cavalry is in advance, but when the opposing forces are in close proximity, the infantry does the work. The whole front is covered by a cloud of skirmishers, a
ad. I had but a portion of my corps with me, Rousseau's and Jackson's divisions, the Second divisiory respectfully, your obedient servant, Lovell H. Rousseau, Brigadier-General Commanding Third Dive promptly did. At this moment I again met Gen. Rousseau, riding among and encouraging the soldiersgade in the edge of a dense wood, joining General Rousseau's right, to await your orders. Preciselye; Jackson's division somewhat to the rear of Rousseau's, and forming the extreme left of our line. Lytle's — which formed the right wing of General Rousseau's division. The Thirty-sixth brigade is ed or wounded. A shell burst very near General Rousseau and his staff, to the imminent danger of ront of this division and that in front of Gen. Rousseau's, and extends very nearly back to the woo the Union army only two such men as Pope and Rousseau, the patriot might cry exultingly, Well done,of the baffled foe was made upon the right of Rousseau's division. Our line of battle in all this p[8 more...]