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es, ammunition, &c., abandoned by the enemy in their fight. Captain Lay's company of the Powhatan troops, and Utterback's Rangers, Virginia volunteers, attached to my person, did material service, under Captain Lay, in rallying troops broken for the time by the onset of the enemy's masses. During the period of the momentous events fraught with the weal of our country, which were passing on the blood-stained platan along the Sudley and Warrenton roads, other portions of the line of Ball Run had not been void of action, of moment, and of influence upon the general result. While Colonel Evans and his sturdy band were holding at bay the Federal advance beyond the turnpike, the enemy made repeated demonstrations, with artillery and infantry, upon the line of Cocke's brigade, with the serious intention of forcing the position, as General Schenck admits in his report. They were driven back with severe loss by Latham's (a section) and Rogers's four six-pounders, and were so imp