enkindling battery, which, at this time, really promised very disastrous results to our side.
It was by this fire that Lieut. Richardson, of the Lynchburg artillery — a brave and gallant officer — was killed.
To capture this Federal battery, Gen. Hill's division, on the left, formed in line of battle in open field, under fire of the enemy's artillery, and advanced in magnificent style.
The Federal infantry supporting their battery and occupying an eligible position, poured into their ranks ught up, and our troops in turn were driven back, fighting as they retired, with severe loss.
We, however, continued to hold the position from which we had first driven them, in this part of the field, until after nightfall.
In this action Gen. D. H. Hill acted with conspicuous bravery, he himself leading his troops to the charge.
The day had now drawn to a close, and the night set in upon a decided and brilliant victory for the Confederate arms.
The substantial fruits of this victory are