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r a terrible fire of shot and shell rained from one of their batteries in our front, bursting in fearful proximity all around us, or crashing through the woods in our rear where a South Carolina regiment was entrenched. Having ordered a halt Major Skinner thus addressed us "Boys, we have got to take that battery. Recollect, when the time comes, you must charge it with a yell I will not order you where I do not go. I shall lead and you shall follow me." This was said while the Major was feedany that I have seen. Our proficiency in drill is almost entirely due to him--Col. Moore being so long absent from sickness, and other causes. In a word, we have lost one of the very best officers, and the best drill-master in the service. Major Skinner has been appointed in his place, and Captain Dooley made Major. The two appointments are the most popular that could possibly have been made. In consequence of the latter promotion, Lieutenant English has been chosen Captain of Company C. -