g — he advanced boldly in large force against our right wing. Gen. Jackson's corps occupied the right on our line, which rested on the railroad; Gen. Longstreet's the left, extending along the heights to the Rappahannock above Fredericksburg.
Gen. Stuart, with two brigades of cavalry, was posted in the extensive plain on our extreme right.
As soon as the advance of the enemy was discovered through the fog. Gen. Stuart, with his accustomed promptness, moved up a section of his horse artillGen. Stuart, with his accustomed promptness, moved up a section of his horse artillery, which opened with effect upon his flank, and drew upon the gallant Pelham a heavy fire, which he sustained unflinchingly for about two hours. In the meantime the enemy was fiercely encountered by Gen. A. P. Hill's division, forming Gen. Jackson's right, and, after an coordinate combat, repulsed.
During this attack, which was protracted and hotly contested, two of Gen. Hill's brigades were driven back upon our second line.
General Early, with part of his division, being ordered to his