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their heads to have a little private reconnaissance into the Yankee lines, on their own account. Their names are Hospital Stewart Palton, of Co. D; Color-bearer Powell, of Co. G; Lieut. Edgar, of Co. E; and Sergeant Davis, of Co. F. The enemy had been driven three miles and the 27th regiment was resting for the night on the remare our prisoners," at once exclaimed Patton. "Who are you — and how many of you?" asked the "Union pickets," with evident alarm. "You will soon find out," said Powell. "Wheel into line — cock your guns, and be prepared to fire at the word — steady, boys, steady! " "Hold on!" fairly shrieked the "Union pickets," "we are coming alk," broke in Edgar and Davis, simultaneously. Immediately afterwards, one by one, they came forward, throwing their muskets, side arms, &c., at the feet of Powell, who received them with dignity, but convulsive laughter concealed. One who seemed to be an officer stepped up to Patton, and presented a brace of fine pistols a<