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, wounded severely; until for a second time the enemy was driven out of the corn-field into the woods. Meantime, both sides were strengthening this wing. Ricketts's division, having attempted to advance and failed, had fallen back. Part of Mansfield's corps had gone in to their aid, and been driven back likewise, with their General mortally wounded. Doubleday's guns were still busy on our extreme right, and had silenced a Rebel battery which for half an hour had enfiladed Hooker's center. Ricketts sent word that he could not advance, but could hold his ground. Hooker, with Crawford's and Gordon's fresh brigades of Mansfield's corps, came up to his support, determined again to advance and carry the woods to the right of and beyond the corn-field. Going forward to reconnoiter on foot, Hooker satisfied himself as to the nature of the ground, returned and remounted amid a shower of Rebel bullets, which he had all the morning disregarded; but the next moment a musket-ball went th
iving them 9 miles to St. Patrick's bayou, where our van halted for the night. Our loss in this affair was 62 men. Gen. Lee pushed on at daybreak next morning; driving the enemy three miles farther to Sabine Cross-roads, , three miles below Mansfield, where he encountered the Rebel Army of the trans-Mississippi, under Kirby Smith, Dick Taylor, Mouton, and Green, numbering not less than 20,000 men. Here Banks, reaching our front at 1 1/2 P. M., found our men in line of battle, the skirmishetop the mischief. Advancing four miles farther, he halted his division at Pleasant Grove, three miles behind Sabine Crossroads, and disposed it for the emergency. It held the western edge of a wood, with an open field in front, sloping toward Mansfield; and here Gen. Dwight formed his (1st) brigade across the road, with the 3d, Col. Lewis Benedict, Of Albany, N. Y. on his left; the 2d, Gen. McMillen, in reserve; the 16lst N. York, Lt.-Col. Kinsey, being thrown out in advance as skirmishers