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e at first seemed overwhelmed with surprise, and halted, neither advancing nor retreating. But a minute or two later another branch of our service made its appearance, which quickly determined the enemy as to the best course for him to pursue. Dearing's cavalry brigade quickly dismounted, and descending the hill with a yell, charged upon the enemy in beautiful style. This was more than they expected, (since they had encountered but a few militia in the breastworks, and had advanced nearly a mile without seeing any regulars) and they instantly wheeled their horses and started back up the hill in great confusion. Graham's battery continued to play upon them, and Dearing's men crossed the refine and ascended the opposite hill, in gallant style, their carbines keeping up a regular and most musical fusillade upon Kantz and Speare, and their rapidly retreating followers. Upon reaching the tops of the opposite hill, the enemy hoped to make a stand, as here another column, which they ha