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oth sides. About half-past 9 o'clock cannonading commenced. At half-past 10 we discovered that the enemy were massing troops on their left to turn our right wing. At this juncture Cheatham's division, above-mentioned, was moved from the left to the right of our lines, about one and a half mile. During all this time a brisk fire of artillery was kept up. Carnes's battery was immediately brought into action, which, admirably served, did great execution. (This was Jackson's battery at Columbus, Ky.) Cheatham's division was now about three fourths of a mile from the enemy and in line of battle, Donelson's brigade being in advance. The ground between us and the enemy was broken, but without timber. It was found necessary to approach nearer the enemy for this reason, and because of the superiority of their guns. Cares was ordered to advance, and was in this movement supported by Donelson's brigade. We advanced about one fourth of a mile, and the enemy, finding their position