magnificent style that an enthusiastic shout of applause rose along our lines on the heights, whence the conflict could be plainly witnessed.
The enemy received us with a shower of bullets.
General William Lee fell wounded in the thigh.
Colonel Williams was shot dead at the head of his regiment, and many other officers fell killed and wounded.
But nothing could arrest the impetuous charge of the gallant Virginians; and in a few minutes the Federal lines were broken and driven in disorderly who but a few days before had gaily attended the review, were now stretched cold and lifeless on the same ground.
Among those whose death we mourned, was the gallant Colonel Hampton of the 2d South Carolina, brother of General Hampton, and Colonel Williams of the 2d North Carolina; General William Lee, Colonel Butler, and many other officers of rank, were among the wounded.
Our Staff had suffered very severely: Captain White wounded, Lieutenant Goldsborough taken prisoner, and the gallant Cap