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sition, covering the line of the enemy's retreat, failed in consequence of the difficulties encountered on the march and the late hour at which our troops gained their position. The enemy was thus enabled to escape with his artillery by the Fort Jessup road to Texas. The main body of the army had moved from Cloutreville, at half past 4 A. M. on the twenty-third, to the river. They drove in the enemy's pickets three miles in advance of the river, and formed a line of battle in front of as soon as the enemy broke, I sent forward Colonel Chrisler, supported by Colonel Cribbs,--both cavalry commanders,--supported by General Cameron, to pursue the enemy and capture his artillery if possible. The main force of the enemy took the Fort Jessup road. One small regiment, either because it was hard pressed, or with the intention of misleading our troops, retreated on the Henderson Hill road. Colonel Chrisler, unfortunately deceived by this movement of the enemy's rear guard, the dark