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nd continuous along both lines. The ground we occupied was dotted with dead and wounded men. The fire of the enemy was exceedingly severe. The colors of the battalion were planted on the ridge by Color-Sergeant Kinney, under the guidance of Captain Leigh, of company A.--This officer acted with the most conspicuous gallantry during the whole of the action.--He took a most exposed position by the side of the colors, and never left except to bring up his men to the crest of the ridge, and point ntinued with undiminished fury, until half-past 6 o'clock, when I received orders to fall back, fighting as skirmishers. ***** The retreat became general. After passing over the ridge next behind us, an attempt was made by Captains Thom and Leigh, Lieutenants Overton and Coltrain, and perhaps others, to rally the men, which partially — succeeded; but the enemy advancing and pouring a heavy fire down upon us from the crest of the ridge, and the crowd of fugitives rushing by us, the attempt