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also had a pretty sharp fight with the enemy. Gen. Gorden, with great bravery, led his old regiment, the 1st N. C., and captured a whole regiment of infantry; but a very superior force of the enemy arriving at this juncture, he was compelled to release it. In this charge, which has scarcely a parallel for gallantry and for the handsome manner in which it was executed, Gen. G. had the heel of one of his boots shot away, and a spent ball struck him a hard blow on the side of his nose. Col. Ruffin fell mortally wounded. He was a fine officer, and was highly esteemed for his many noble traits of character. After considerable skirmishing here and in the neighborhood of Bristow the enemy fell back to Manassas. Gen. S., determined that they should not have any time to rest, followed close upon their heels to this old battle ground. He fought them here with the same success that he had on other fields, driving them across Bull Run. In speaking of individual heroism, I cannot fa