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the opposing forces. Sigel's attack. Reno's and Kearny's attack. Hooker's and Reno's attack. Grover's brigade. Porter's corps. Pope versus Porter. Kearny and Reno attack. Longstreet takes posiwed. Here he met a hot fire of artillery, and fell back to the woods. On seeing his retreat, Grover's brigade of Hooker's division, being in reserve, was sent forward for a counterstroke. Advancir isolated position on the right flank, and placed in the rear of the centre. Jackson had seen Grover's advance, and now sent Forno's Louisianians and a regiment of Lawton's Georgians to the onset. Johnson's and Starke's brigades were also brought to fire upon Grover's left flank. So, caught in the whirlwind of fire which burst upon him in the high tide of his success, Grover was swept back acGrover was swept back across the line and out of the wood, and driven beyond the Warrenton pike, with a loss of one-fourth of his command. Four determined assaults had now been made through the Groveton wood, and each had