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n in the woods, and maintained their ground.
General Longstreet was intrusted with defending the rear of the ght, and as great activity was being displayed by Longstreet, prudence suggested the necessity of obtaining somy into open ground.
It seemed to be the wish of Longstreet to have a fair fight and no favor.
For this purpy trick that could be imagined was resorted to by Longstreet to entice Heintzelman into open ground; but that not be accomplished.
About noon it seemed as if Longstreet was desirous of retreating — the enemy perceived ough the timber, and with considerable slaughter, Longstreet halted hit veteran division, and re-formed.
This, of course, was a military necessity.
Longstreet was far in the rear with his corps, and had to huthat their force numbered forty thousand strong.
Longstreet commanded on our side, and I know did not handle nity actually constituted part of our rear-guard; Longstreet, as usual, farther to the rear with his victoriou