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0th Louisiana marching to its place under a heavy fire, with the accuracy of a parades drill. The other regiments were assigned positions out of the range of fire. In addition, Gen. McLeon placed the whole of his division under arms, ready to move as circumstances might require. Col. Anderson bad led two of his regiments (the 7th and 8th Georgia) into action, and held two others in reserve, while Brig. Gen. Toombs advanced with his own brigade, under the immediate command of Brig.-Gen. Sommer close to the scenes of action, and by my order, having just arrived, placed two regiments of this brigade in action, retaining the rest as a reserves. These dispositions rendered our position perfectly secure, and the enemy suffering from his two repulses, darkness put an to the contest. The dispositions of Gen. McLaws were skillfully made. His whole bearing and conduct is deserving of the highest commendation. I cannot designate all the many gallant officers and private