, and only abandoned their guns after twenty one horses had been shot down.
A portion of our lines in this vicinity was held by the both Virginia regiment, Wise's brigade, who handsomely repulsed an attack of the enemy.
In this assault Col. P. R. Page, of the 26th, was mortally wounded, and died soon after reaching Petersburg.
He was a native of Gloucester county, and a most gallant and popular officer.
For some time past Col. Page has been in command of the brigade, Gen. Wise acting asCol. Page has been in command of the brigade, Gen. Wise acting as division commander.
Heavy skirmishing and occasional cannonading continued along other portions of the lines until 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when an effort was made to carry battery is, located in close proximity to 16.
The enemy approached in three lines of battle, but the opposition was of such a stubborn character that the attempt was abandoned after two of three assaults.
At 4 o'clock the enemy charged our works on the hill near the New Market Race Course, that were signally r