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‘“ [263] Bluff.” Featherston replied, “I do not know the ground;” and Hunton exclaimed, “Come on, I will lead you;” but Featherston curtly said: “No, sir; I will lead my own men, but want a guide who knows the ground;” when Hunton turned to me and said, “Lige, my boy, won't you go with them.” I was thoroughly acquainted with the country, having fox-hunted over it many times, and now, at sunset of a busy day, I rode up to the front, shouting, “Follow me; I'll show you the way.” The two regiments moved promptly a short distance, when they were met with a galling fire, to which they heartily responded, and in a rushing charge drove the enemy headlong over the steep, rugged bluff, capturing three hundred prisoners, among them Colonel Cogswell of the Tammany Regiment, but now acting brigadier-general in place of the gallant Baker, and Colonel W. R. Lee, 20th Massachusetts, together with the rifle cannon.’

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