st the further progress of this column, and detached General Posey for that purpsse.
General Posey became warmly engaged with a superior force, but being reinforced by General Wright, the enemy's advance was arrested.
After a long and fatiguing march, General Jackson's leading division, under General Rodes, reached the old turnpike, about three miles in rear of Chancellorsville, at four P. M. As the different divisions arrived they were formed at right angles to the road — Rodes in front, Trimble's division, under Brigadier-General Colston, in the second, and A. P. Hill's in the third line.
At six P. M. the advance was ordered.
The enemy were taken by surprise and fled after a brief resistance.
General Rodes' men pushed forward with great vigor and enthusiasm, followed closely by the second and third lines.
Position after position was carried, the guns captured, and every effort of the enemy to rally defeated by the impetuous rush of our troops.
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