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a volley, charged with a ringing cheer into the woods; but the Rebels had retreated before them, and the fight was ended. Our foe was said to be a body of Stuart's Cavalry, variously estimated at from five hundred to two thousand in number. Lossing gives the latter figures in his Civil War in America. On what authority, I am unable to state. The following is undoubtedly a good synopsis of the affair: My division had a little fight at Auburn before we reached Greenwich. Two brigades oer and was forgotten; but while looking up material for this campaign we found his story fully corroborated in all essential points, and that Stuart did, on that very night after his interview with the Third Corps, find himself thus involved. Lossing says between the Third and Second corps, but he is wrong, as the whole of the former encamped at or near Greenwich that night. Swinton says Sykes's Fifth Corps and Warren's Second, which is more probable. His first resolve was to abandon his g
could not be removed yet. He made no conversation, only in answer to inquiries, and seemed perfectly reconciled to whatever Fate had in store, evidently not expecting much consideration from the Yanks, although not saying so. He was a member of the Twenty-first Mississippi Regiment. So furiously did the tempest rage at the angle, so numerous were the bullets fired from either side, especially from the Union, that nearly all the trees standing within musket-range were killed by them, Lossing, Vol. II. and one sound oak, twenty-one inches in diameter, was absolutely cut off by bullets alone. A section of it may now be seen in the War Department at Washington, to which it was presented by Gen. N. A. Miles, who commanded a brigade of Barlow's division in the charge. Now came days of moving about, and changing positions. No mere general statement, says Swinton, very truly, can give any idea of the enormous amount of labor, suffering, and privation that befell the troops in