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gagement two regiments of South Carolinians — Kershaw's and Cocke's — were ordered to advance. Kemper's battery was attached to Kershaw's. As these troops advanced, they were joined by Preston's reered into battle. The Second regiment, Colonel Kershaw, did fearful execution at the crisis of t order of Gen. Beauregard, Gen. Bonham sent Col. Kershaw's regiment, with Kemper's battery of four gwas only when the regiments of Cols. Cash and Kershaw had cleared the land to the left that the effhe sent to their account. The regiments of Kershaw and Cash, with Kemper's Battery, followed to had been planted. I sent the casualties of Col. Kershaw's regiment by telegraph to-day; but those oy were at last driven off by the regiments of Kershaw and Cash; and thus in the hands of these Caroand marched hurriedly to our assistance. Colonel Kershaw's and Colonel Cash's regiments arrived uphrough the neck with a grape-shot just as Colonel Kershaw was within twenty yards of him for the pu
ered Blackburn's Ford, and consisted of Moore's 1st, Garland's 11th and Crose's 17th regiments Virginia volunteers, with two 6-pounder brass guns of Walton's battery. Bonham's brigade held the approaches to Mitchell's Ford; it was composed of Kershaw's 2d, Williams' 3d, Bacon's 7th and Cash's 8th regiments South Carolina volunteers; of Shields' and Del Kemper's batteries, and of Flood's, Radford's, Payne's, Ball's, Wickman's and Powell's companies of Virginia cavalry, under Col. Radford. than an hour they steadily awaited the moment and signal for the advance. While the conflict was at its height before Blackburn's Ford, about 4 o'clock P. M., the enemy again displayed himself in force before Bonham's position. At this, Colonel Kershaw with four companies of his regiment, Second South Carolina, and one piece of Kemper's battery, were thrown across Mitchell's Ford to the ridge which Kemper had occupied that morning. Two solid shot, and three spherical case thrown among the
South Carolina regiment came up, and Col. Cash, pointing to the enemy, says, Col. Kershaw, are those the d----d scoundrels that you wish driven off the field? I'll do it in five minutes, by God! Yes, Colonel, says Kershaw, form on our left, and do it if you can. In a few moments the 8th got close up on the left, and poured in them. They reeled again and broke. Forward, Second Palmetto regiment! says Kershaw. Now is the time! The Second and Eighth now dashed forward, fast but steadilh pursued them to the Stone Bridge, about a mile, and there for the first time Kershaw received an order, since leaving the entrenchments. He had retrieved the lostand are now gaining a glorious victory. During the action, the lion-hearted Kershaw received no orders and saw none of our Generals, but fought it out on his own ain at the head of his battery, hurling destruction into the ranks of the foe. Kershaw and Kemper both deserve to be made Brigadier-Generals, as this great victory i