Our men were too breathless for pursuit, but they cheered as only men who had conquered can cheer, and planted immediately the Stars and Stripes on the summit of the hill.
There was some firing at the retreating foe, and their commander, Col. Mansfield
, was hit and fell from his horse, but was immediately seized and carried off by his companions, as is supposed others were.
They left but one on the field, an old gray-haired man, who, we are informed, was pressed into the service, as many of his companions had been.
He was taken care of by our troops, but he died in the afternoon.
The victorious battalion, when the rebels had disappeared, marched through the town with their banners flying, and the bands playing airs which the inhabitants never hoped to hear again.
The Woodland boys planted their flag on the cupola of the Court House
, and seemed to regard as a coincidence that precisely two months after it was presented it was streaming from a spire in one of the hot-beds of secession.