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ir fire until the enemy left the field. In the evening of the same day it was again engaged at Gaines's farm; the three howitzers being stationed on the brow of the hill, near the barn, where they shelled the enemy's position in the woods. The Parrott piece on the right of the barn engaged one of the enemy's batteries on the south side of the Chickahominy, thus drawing a raking fire away from our infantry, while charging the enemy's position. The Parrott gun continued to fire until the enemyParrott gun continued to fire until the enemy's battery became silent; but I myself, being accidentally present, withdrew the howitzers early in the evening. They were inefficient against the battery because of their short range, and they could no longer shel the enemy's infantry without endangering our own troops. This battery was subsequently engaged on this side of the Chickahominy, in the battle of Monday, thirtieth, near Enroughty's house. It fired but a few rounds. Still it was much exposed to the fire of artillery and infantry.