up to relieve the battalion companies.
They, however, declined being relieved, and remained until their ammunition was exhausted.
At 4 o'clock the whole force was ordered back, and the firing ceased.
The following is a list of the killed and wounded in the battalion companies:
Company B.--Killed: J S Layne.
Wounded Jas Ashford, (in hands of the enemy;) Corp'l John Taylor, side; privates Geo W Mayo, thigh and shoulder; D W McCraw, thigh; C W Norris, breast; W R Patterson, knee; Jas Tilman, neck; David Thomas, knee; R L Wilkinson, hand.
Co. C.--Killed: Serg't J H Thackston, private B C Morris.
Wounded: Lieut Jno Randolph, thigh and hand; Sergt's Lewis S Ayres, breast, (in hands of the enemy;) R H Spencer, leg and hand; privates E F Coleman, wrist; T B Harris, breast; Wm Henshall, head; Robert Alice, shoulder and neck; R C Richardson, leg; W M McParr, shoulder Missing; Corp'l A H Brown, private T M Rafter.
Co D.--Wounded: Lt R Motley, private Jas S Baker.