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n with eight days rations. The troops which had been marching on the left of the railroad were brought quickly over to the right, and Gen. Warren, seeing that the enemy had neglected to occupy the cut and embankment of the railroad, on the instant jumped his men unseen, into it. More prudence on the part of the rebel commander, or less sagacity on the part of the Union commander, would have proved the destruction of that corps. The rest of the army had all gone ahead. The 1st corps (Newton's) had already reached Manassas. The last one but Warren's — namely, the 5th, (Sikes's)--passed beyond Bristoe simultaneously with Warren's coming up, and just as he got engaged with the enemy he received from Sykes the comforting intelligence that he "was moving off slowly and in good order." Gen. Warren had formed his troops under cover of the cut and embankment of the railroad, constituting ready made breastworks. On the left he placed a defensive crotchet. Down rushed the enemy,