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Guard, Capt Children, of Hanover; and the Life Guard, Capt walker, all of the 3d Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, Lieutenant Col. Stuart commanding — were under arms, and started for a position just this sine of the work on which they had been engagevered them to be the (would be) famous Zouaves, in their red pants. Our men became very anxious to fire upon them and Col. Stuart, who was above the breastwork fearlessly observing their approach, found it difficult to restrain them. They had beenour right supported by artillery, and covering their position by some brush wood, intending to storm our position, and Col. Stuart finding that the three companies under his command, numbering 190 men, would not be able without artillery to maintainent, which had been stationed two miles off to guard a road, came up, and the enemy having retired in part, our right, Col. Stuart, with Capt. A. 's command, part of the Wythe Rifles and a detachment of Company "G"of North Carolina Rifles, resumed o
we went immediately to work throwing up breastworks, and so continued until the enemy were in a quarter of a mile of us, when we were ordered to our arms: After remaining in this trench a short time, I heard the crack of a rifle, which Lt. Col. Stuart told us was the beginning. The Howitzers--one company — immediately opened upon them with telling effect. The fire was sharply returned by them, and continued on both sides for an hour without intermission. The enemy returned the fire of ing the Life Guard, while we were exposed to one fire of the enemy in our rear and another on our left; which, however, was out of the range of our guns, if we had had an opportunity of returning it. Obeying the orders of the Colonel in command, (Stuart,) we kept ourselves low in the trench, thereby letting the balls of the enemy most of which were rifle and well directed) pass just enough over our heads to miss us, without getting a fire ourselves. After remaining in the trench an hour, th
er is from a popular member of the Young Guard: Headquarters "Young Guard," Yorktown, June 12, 1861. I doubt not before this you have received an account of the great battle fought at Bethel Church on the 10th just; but still, a repetition, I think, will prove interesting. A detachment of the Howitzer Battalion, the North Carolina Regiment, a portion of Col. August's Regiment, consisting of the Young Guard, the Virginia Life Guard and the Henrico Southern Guard, under Lieut. Col. Stuart, and Major Montague's Battalion, had been marched to Bethel Church a few days previous to the fight, and there quartered. On Monday morning, at 3 o'clock, the shrill notes of the bugle called all hands to arms, and in a few moments the entire force under Col. Magruder had taken up the line of march for the expected battle field. For some hours everything remained in quiet suspense, when suddenly a sharp report from the rifle of a scout, announced the arrival of the enemy. At three m