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was inflicting such damage upon them. This charge was very rapid and vigorous, and before our men were prepared to receive it several companies of a Vermont regiment succeeded in getting across, and occupying the rifle pits of the Fifteenth North Carolina volunteers, who were some hundred yards to the rear throwing up a work for the protection of their camp. This regiment immediately sprang to arms and engaged the enemy with spirit, under the lead of their brace but unfound to commander, McKinney, aided by the Sixteenth Georgia regiment; but when the gallant McKinney fell a temporary confusion was produced, which was increased by an unauthorized order to fall back. At this moment, through the retreating North Carolinians, the Seventh Georgia regiment, Colonel Wilson, of Anderson's brigade, Toombs's division, with fixed bayonets and the steadiness of veterans, charged the rifle pits and drove the enemy from them with great slaughter, supported by the Eighth Georgia, under Colonel La