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Evans was by no means certain that Hunton could hold Baker in check. The chances he thought quite desperate, and cautioned the Howitzers to be very careful ‘not to fire on Hunton's men, who would be the first running out of the woods;’ but Hunton not only held on heroically, but drove the enemy, and the Howitzers, therefore, had no chance to test their metal. Their presence upon the field, however, had its effect, for General Stone, in his report, speaks of ‘breastworks and a hidden battery, which barred the movement of troops from left to right.’

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