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[325] of Saturday, and at eight o'clock yesterday morning had reached Elk Run ford, so he is doubtless up with the main army by this hour. From our own knowledge of the situation we feel sure that the reception of this important addition to his fine army has already been taken advantage of by Major-Gen. Pope, and that he is again in motion towards Gordonsville. His men all believe him irresistible, and feel certain that signal victory will attend his movements at their head, as on all previous occasions when at the head of his Western army.

P. S.--We lost a single piece of artillery, one of Best's. It upset in a ditch, and as it could not be righted by those in charge of it, was abandoned.

We regret our inability to call public attention to the services of all the gallant Union officers and men individually engaged in this important battle. One and all performed their whole duty most satisfactorily. We may, however, mention that General Banks was aided most signally throughout the engagement by Brigadier-General Roberts, Gen. Pope's Chief of Cavalry, assigned to him as his adviser upon the field. He was seen everywhere by turns, assisting in arranging and superintending the movements of the troops, and encouraging them to the manifestation of the remarkable tone they preserved throughout the entire battle.

Cincinnati times narrative.

on the battle-field, eight miles from Culpeper Court-House, Va., August 10.
dear times: At ten o'clock A. M. of the ninth orders were received in camp at Culpeper for all the forces forming the corps of Major-General Banks to instantly advance on the road leading to Orange, Gen. Williams's division being already in advance. This division came upon the enemy stationed in position at what is known as Slaughter's Mountain, eight miles distant from Culpeper. About eleven A. M. a dash was made upon the enemy, stationed on a knoll, from which they were driven, and some twenty-five or thirty rebel prisoners, with two pieces of artillery, were captured. From this all remained quiet until the arrival of the division of Gen. Augur--this division arriving at three P. M. The enemy were found posted in a strong position, with several batteries of artillery, on the slope of the mountain, on the left, and in the woods skirting the right, with a large force of infantry and cavalry well positioned to cover the entire ground in their front.

Shortly after the arrival of Gen. Augur, the National artillery, posted on a small knoll, distant about one half-mile from the enemy's batteries, opened upon the latter with shot and shell, which was but faintly replied to for one half--hour's practice, the enemy apparently feeling our position and getting the proper range. After this short practice, the enemy opened with a fire from four different batteries, which was as punctually replied to by the National batteries. The missiles of death were flying, whizzing, popping, and bursting in every direction. But notwithstanding the incessant shower of iron passing over and among our men, but comparatively few were killed or wounded.

The enemy's practice on this occasion was exceedingly correct, and such a storm of iron hail as was flying about our ears, and striking and bursting in such close proximity to our presence, was any thing but agreeable. What execution was being done by our own missiles, we, of course, could not determine. But they were being delivered with great profusion within the midst of the enemy.

During the midst of this tremendous cannonading a large force of the cavalry was ordered forward across the field, toward the woods on our right; but upon approaching near the edge, they were opened upon by the enemy's infantry, who were in vast numbers under cover, protected by thick growth of timber.

Not being able to effect any thing against this heavy force of the enemy, they walked their horses off the open field and again took shelter within the timber. Some few of the cavalry were killed and wounded, and I observed some of the horses fall before reaching the cover of the woods. Large forces of the enemy could at this time be observed moving on the right and left, apparently with the intent of outflanking our forces, but movements were promptly made to prevent the success of these designs of the enemy.

From the small strength of our own forces, at the time in position, I did not anticipate an advance of the infantry toward the lines of the enemy. But at six o'clock, after two hours severe cannonading, an order was given for the First brigade, commanded by Gen. Geary, to advance toward the enemy in the woods on the left. Forward dashed this noble brigade, firing as they advanced, the Fifth Ohio being obliged to make their way directly over the Twelfth regulars. Why this was so is as yet unexplained. The Fifth and Seventh Ohio, after passing a small ravine, entered a corn-field extending on both sides of a knoll; on reaching the top of this knoll they were brought within short range of the enemy's artillery and infantry in their front.

The enemy opened upon them a most murderous and tremendous fire from artillery and infantry; and never did I see such courage and bravery displayed as was here manifested by these bold and defiant heroes. They fought with complete desperation; continuing to advance against this deadly fire from the enemy, forcing them to fall back, while their own comrades were falling all around them. They seemed to take no notice of the leaden hail showering around them, but continued onward in pursuit of the enemy until every cartridge-box was emptied, and nearly every field and line-officer was stricken with the leaden messengers. No support advancing to their cover, they again fell back out of the range of the enemy's artillery, and retired, a pretty much used up command.

Generals Augur and Geary wounded. Major Armstrong and Adjutant Marshall, and all but five of the line-officers of the Fifth Ohio wounded.

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