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Pleasant Hill, battle of. When it was discovered that the Confederates were following the Nationals in strong force after the battle at Pleasant Grove, Banks formed a battle-line at Pleasant Hill, 15 miles east of the latter place, with Emory's division in the front, the right occupied by Dwight's brigade, another, under General Millan, in the centre, and a third, under Colonel Benedict, on the left. A New York battery was planted on a commanding hill. The army trains, guarded by Lee's c
countercharge by Smith's veterans, under General Mower.
The right of the Confederates was driven more than a mile by this charge.
Then the whole of Smith's reserves were ordered up, when the Confederates were routed and pursued until dark.
General Banks reported his losses in the battles of April 7, 8, and 9, at 3,969, of whom 289 were killed and 2,150 missing, most of the latter taken prisoners.
The Nationals had also lost, thus far, twenty pieces of artillery, 160 wagons, and 1,200 horses