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met by our troops, who, though pitched against much superior numbers, three to one, maintained their ground, under a most destructive fire of the enemy. Col. Coggswell reached the field amid the heaviest fire, and came gallantly into action, with a yell which wavered the enemy's line. Lieut. Bramhall, of Bunting's Batteesistance they were making. The command then devolved upon Colonel Lee, who prepared to commence throwing out forces to the rear, but it was soon found that Colonel Coggswell was the senior in rank, and he, taking the command, ordered preparations to be made for marching to the left, and cutting a way through to Edwards's Ferry. on received a destructive fire from the enemy at close distance. The men were quickly recalled, but their new position frustrated the movement designed, and Colonel Coggswell gave the necessary order to retire. The enemy pursued to the edge of the bluff, over the landing place, and poured in a heavy fire as our men were endeavori