ckburn's Ford, taking with him Richardson's brigade, a squadron of cavalry, and Ayres's battery, and holding Sherman's brigade in reserve.
He found the Confederatese on an open elevation.
Hoping to draw their fire and discover their positions Ayres's battery was placed on a commanding eminence, and a 20-pound cannon, under Lies from Early's brigade, and the Nationals, greatly outnumbered, withdrew behind Ayres's battery on the hill.
In this movement, a part — of the New York Twelfth were brigade came up, having Colonel Corcoran's New York Sixty-ninth in front, when Ayres's battery again opened fire, and an artillery duel was kept up for an hour, theity, on the extreme left.
Tyler's division was accompanied by the batteries of Ayres and Carlisle; and its first business was to make a feigned attack near the brid's Run, General Schenck, with his brigade and Carlisle's battery, and a part of Ayres's, had been vainly endeavoring to turn or silence a Confederate battery opposit