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The enemy was camped beyond Big Creek.
Having discovered one of his camps unguarded, Lieutenant-Colonel Anderson was started through the mountains to surprise them at day-break.
About sunset, we punext morning at day-break advanced on the enemy at Big Creek.
The object was to amuse him till Anderson should attack.
It appears by the sequel that Anderson reached the desired point at day-break, Anderson reached the desired point at day-break, but found the camp of the preceding evening removed — the enemy in strong entrenchments, and much reinforced.
Not hearing anything of Anderson, but finding the enemy on this side of his entrenchmentsAnderson, but finding the enemy on this side of his entrenchments, the company of Captain Somers and two others of the Third Regiment were ordered ascend the hill-side through the wood.
This they did in gallant style, with a cheer, giving more than double their ned the enemy out of his position, he answering ineffectually with a rifled union.
Hearing that Anderson was returning, (and our only object having been to keep the enemy in play till he had an opport