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g the toe. Between 8 and 9 o'clock, however, while keeping Smith's brigade on his left up even with Nelson's flank, and joining Boyle's brigade to McCook on the right, in the grand advance, they came upon the enemy with a battery in position, and, well supported, Smith dashed his brigade forward; there was sharp close work with musketry, and, the rebels fled. We had three pieces — a twelve pound howitzer and two brass six pounders. But they cost the gallant Ohio. Thirteenth dear. Major Ben Plot Runkie fell, mortally wounded. Forth, It an hour, perhaps, the storm raged around those can used guns. Then came the reflex rebel wave that had buried Nelson back. Crittenden, too, caught its full force. The rebels swept up to the batteries — around them, and on down after our retreating column. But the two brigades. like those of Nelson to their left, took a fresh position, faced the foe, and held their ground Mendenhall's and Bartlett's batteries now began shelling the infantry,