ve some distance in their rear, and after some little delay, with difficult ground and necessary caution, Grover's skirmishers came upon their second line.
They disputed the ground tenaciously.
Nearly all their front appeared to be held by North--Carolina troops, whom we have found to be by far, the best and bravest troops of the Southern Confederacy.
These gallant fellows stood to their post and kept up a rapid and accurate fire that galled our line severely, until they were fairly driven back in rout by Grover's steady advance.
The stout resistance of these pickets gave ample time for the formation of Hill's division, to which they belonged, and which is made up in great part of North-Carolina troops.
This division, supported by the division of Gen. Huger, now advanced to meet our line, and in a little while the ball was fairly opened.
So rapid was the rattle of the fire at this time, that the sound seemed to be without cessation — without pause or interval--one continuous r
ionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes, it is made the duty of the President to declare, on or before the first day of July then next following, by his proclamation, in what States and parts of States insurrection exists:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the States of South-Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North-Carolina, and the State of Virginia, except the following counties, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Pleasants, Tyler, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Wood, Jackson, Wirt, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, Barbour, Tucker, Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, Randolph, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Clay, Nicholas, Cabell, Wayne, Boone, Logan, Wyoming, Webster, Fayette, and Raleigh, are now in insurrection and rebellion, and by reason thereof the civil authority of the United States