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encourage them. Our casualties are small — very small — too small, indeed, to be recorded along with so complete and humiliating a defeat. Included among our losses are some of our best guns — perhaps as many as thirty or forty. The infantry supports in some instances fled so precipitately that there was no time left to remove the guns. There were but few roads down the mountain by which they could retreat, and this occasioned further loss. All the artillery behaved well. The men in Cobb's battery stood their ground after their supports had fled, and though they lost their guns, they fought them to the last; and when they could use them no longer on account of the steepness of the descent, they buried hand grenades at the foe as he crawled up the mountain beneath the muzzles of the guns. The enemy's loss must have exceeded ours ten to one. Our dead and some of the wounded were left on the field. But it is late and bitter cold, and I must close.--We cross the <