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the 1st Virginia regiment, under Capt. Dance, Col. Brown acting as Chief of Artillery of corps — were placed in position. Hays's Louisiana brigade was now ordered to prepare for the charge, and Smith's Virginians were so disposed as to act as supporit; but after the artillery duel had been kept up for some thirty minutes the enemy's guns were completely silenced. Then Hays's gallant and fearless Louisianian — the same men who drove Sedgwick from the heights at Fredericksburg back to Banks's Fomen got within two hundred yards of the enemy's works and being still unperceived, suddenly our artillery ceased. And now Hays's men charge over an abattis, capturing the work and taking six pieces of artillery. Lieut. John Orr, of the 6th Louisiantempted, under cover of the guns of their main fort, to form in the bottom between the two hills and retake the works, but Hays's men manned and turned the enemy's own guns upon them. A few well directed shots quickly broke them in confusion, and th