on out of Major Brevard who was at the Haddock House with his infantry, sent Capt. Wescott to the right to count in on their rear when he should advance.
Capt. Quincy Stewart's company were deployed as skirmishers, in order to gave them the appearance of font pickets and after becoming engaged to fall back before their fire and re Capts West's, May's, and Bird's companies were concealed, and get them between them and bag the whole.
But instead of standing and showing fight as soon as Capt Stewart's company became visible they delivered one fire and put towards town as fast as their joy and heels could carry them, skulking behind fences and hillocks to kame with a force of about 1,000 or 1,200 white men and negroes.
Three companies of white men came up on the left of the railroad, where Major B had posted Capt Q Stewart's company; the balance came up on the right of the railroad with field artillery mounted on a car.--Captain Bird engaged them with his skim she's and fell back on