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Zzzrosser attacks the enemy.

At 5 in the morning Rosser, over on the right, made the attack. At the sound of the first shots every man in the road who had dismounted, sprang to his saddle, and we heard the well-known yell, that cry known as the ‘Rebel yell,’ and which had struck terror to our enemies on a hundred bloody fields. It is an exultant sound, unshrouded by the form of words, and on our right it rang out on the early morning air from lusty lungs, and in a minute every horse was in full gallop in our road, and we were upon the picket, who seemed to have no idea of an enemy, although we had been so near him since 9 or 10 o'clock that night. We rode the picket down and found the camp on both sides of the road. Some, of course, were up and on guard, but the majority of the Federals were in bed in their little buttoned tents.


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