to the foot of a hill rising from the river.
This hill is in reality a part of the river-bank, which here rises up so as to command the front for a mile or more, and was further strengthened by an elaborate redoubt, containing two twelve--pound Parrott guns, taken originally from Milroy at the capitulation of Winchester.
On the rebel right, and near the railway, was another smaller redoubt, (also containing two three-inch ordnance guns taken from us, the one at Antietam, the other at Chancellorsville,) which crowned a hill but little lower than the one just described, from which it was distant some six hundred feet. To the enemy's left of the larger fortification, extended a long line of formidable, carefully constructed rifle-pits.
These redoubts and rifle-pits were lined with troops — in short, Stonewall Jackson's old brigade was there.
The famous Louisiana Tigers were here too. There was one entire brigade (five regiments) and three regiments of another brigade, all under comma