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d, on the Williamsburgh road, about three quarters of a mile in front of the Seven Pines, where I found Gen. Casey, who had placed the One Hundredth New-York, Col. Bthe wounded of the brigade that were taken prisoners.
Since the battle of Seven Pines, now nearly three weeks, a force ten times that of Casey and Conch has not bPines, Va. Capt. F. A. Walker, Assist. Adjutant-General:
On moving to the Seven Pines on the twenty-ninth of May, I was ordered to occupy and guard the left flankich had passed the river at Bottom's Bridge, and was posted at Fair Oaks and Seven Pines — some six or seven miles in front of the same, doubtless presuming that it hin six miles of Richmond, a mile in front of a point locally designated the Seven Pines, where Casey's division was posted in an open, swampy field, behind a singletayed by the coming of night.
By nightfall they had forced their way to the Seven Pines, having driven the enemy back more than two miles, through their own camps,
eemed burning into the hedge which screened our enemy.
It was past eight o'clock before the carnage ceased.
Knowing that the foe was in superior force, and menacing our flank, we were compelled to meet his point of attack without attempting to envelop him with our wings, but finding our steady lines invulnerable, and having suffered wretchedly, he finally fell back, and by half-past 8 o'clock, he was driven clear back to his own defensive line.
It was a furious fight.
Save Donelson and Shiloh, there has been no such battle on this continent.
It begun in disgrace, with every advantage of numbers and conditions favoring the enemy.
It ended that day with a severe repulse to him. But he was consoled for his disappointment and serious casualties, by the spoils of Casey's and Couch's camps.
From the former he took six pieces of artillery — his ammunition, camp equipage, many standards — in fact, all his army furniture; and from couch he took one gun and his camp equipage.