ing met with no opposition, they rejoined the main column.
Sunday, the fourteenth instant, I advanced the column, and when about one mile from Kinston encountered ening of the fourteenth.
In approaching the battle-field of Kinston on the fourteenth, by order of the Commanding General, I detached the Twenty-third and Forty-thabout thirteen miles from Kinston, where we remained until the morning of the fourteenth, when we were ordered to move in the direction of the main column.
On arriback again.
Our forces then bivouacked for the night.
Sunday morning, the fourteenth, the main army coming up at about nine o'clock, our advance — the Ninth New-Jus troops.
We now proceed to give an account of what followed.
On the fourteenth instant, after saving the bridge at Kinston, which the rebels endeavored in vain ces.
I tell the tale as 'twas told to me.
At eight o'clock on Sunday, the fourteenth, (an eventful day with us, for it marks the first blood shed by the regiment,