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be seen that the rapid change of front by General Ayres, necessitated by the unexpected condition of things, unavoidably threw his flank temporarily in air. Had the line gradually swung round, by wheeling, General Crawford would have been on his right, but as it was, the change Lad the momentary effect to leave General Crawford en echelon, in rear of Ayres' right. It happened, also, that the right of General Ayres became exposed, too, to a fire from the enemy across the open field, around Sidney's. General Crawford's left encountered this same fire, as it came up on General Ayres' right, and the effect was to cause Crawford's line to oblique somewhat to the right to gain the cover of the woods and ridges, but it kept steadily moving on in the enemy's rear — a threatening movement which made the position of the enemy no longer tenable, assailed as he was both in front and flank besides. I will now extract from General Crawford's report. After giving a copy of the order to attack