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ext morning, however, a regiment or two of the enemy was descried and shelled from our gunboats ; whereupon Gen. Dana, by order of Gen. Slocum, hastened the landing of his men and horses ; while the 16th, 31st, and 32d New York, with thle 95th and 96th Pennsylvania, were pushed forward into the woods in our front, with orders to drive out the few Rebel scouts who were supposed to be skulking there. They soon found themselves engaged with a far larger force than they had expected, whereof Gen. Whiting's Texan division and Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion formed a part; and who, with every advantage of position and knowledge of the ground, drove our men out in haste and disorder. Twice the attempt was renewed, with similar results; but at length, our batteries having been landed and posted, they, with tile aid of the gunboats, easily silenced the single Rebel battery of small howitzers, which, from an elevated clearing in the woods, had assisted to repel the advance of our infantry
a, including Jackson's corps, summoned from the Valley, to not far from 70,000 men. In order to mask this concentration, Whiting's division, consisting of Hood's Texas brigade and his own, had been sent off from Richmond to Jackson; to whom also the to select a position whereon his retreat should definitively terminate. Jackson's corps, consisting of his own, with Whiting's, D. H. Hill's, and Ewell's divisions, came in the Rebel advance down the Quaker Road, whereon our army had mainly emerdvance of assaulting columns of infantry. Jackson, at 3 P. M., pushed forward D. H. Hill's division on his right, and Whiting's on his left, with part of Ewell's in the center, holding his own division in reserve; Huger simultaneously advancing ohe Rebels must have been at least treble our own. Jackson reports the loss of his corps (comprising his own, Ewell's. Whiting's. and D. H. Hill's divisions) in this fight: 377 killed, 1,746 wounded, 39 missing; total, 2,1;2. Magruder thinks his
ntry between our right and the James, merely picketed by 150 cavalry; and Beauregard, having made careful observations before dark, attempted at once to assault in front, to turn this flank, and to strike heavily our left with a division under Gen. Whiting, which he had left on the Petersburg side of the gap in the railroad. The attempt to turn our right was at first a decided success. Heckman's brigade, here posted, was surprised and overwhelmed. The enemy gained the rear of this flank, an was thus repulsed — the assailants recoiling with loss. Beauregard thereupon renewed his effort to turn our right; sending a large force, and directing it to make a farther detour; which was done, and Smith thereby compelled to fall back. Whiting, who was to have struck Gillmore on our left, failed, for some reason, to do so; hence, Gillmore stood in idle expectancy, until Smith drew back, when he did likewise. We had lost in this collision about 4,000 men; the Rebels at least 3,000. B
obstinately maintained; the fleet now shifting its fire from that portion of the fort not yet gained by our troops to the beach, to prevent the possibility of succor from the Rebel garrison of Battery Buchanan; until, at 9 P. M., two more traverses having been carried, the Rebels were fairly driven by Abbott's men out of their last foothold in the fort, fleeing down the Point to Battery Buchanan; but it was idle to hope to make a successful stand here against their eager pursuers; and Maj.-Gen. Whiting (mortally wounded), Col. Lamb, and their followers, had no choice but to surrender. Terry took 2,083 prisoners; while his material trophies were 169 guns, most of them heavy, over 2,000 small arms, and considerable ammunition, provisions, &c. Before morning, Fort Caswell, across the river, with the extensive works at Smithville and Reeve's point, were abandoned and blown up by the enemy: so that the triumph was complete. Our loss in this desperate assault was 110 killed, 536 wounde
en., wounded at Fair Oaks, 148. West Point, Va., fight at, 126-7. West Virginia, operations in, 108; 140; 598. Wharton, Gen., raids in Middle Tenn., 433. Wheeler, Gen., wounded at Lavergne, 271; his attack a failure, 272; 280; 283; raids in East Tennessee, 433; at Chickamauga, 415. Whitaker, Gen., at Chickamauga, 422. White Oak Swamp, battle of, 160-1; bridge retaken, 170. White, Gen. Julius, at Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry, 199. White, Capt., at Vicksburg, 312. Whiting, Gen., at Malvern Hill, 165. Wickliffe, Hon. C. A., enlightened by Gen. Hunter, 515. Wilcox, Gen. C. M. (Rebel), at Glendale, 163; at Hopewell Gap, 183. wild, Gen., in North Carolina, 535. Wilder, Col. J. T., surrenders to Bragg at Munfordsville, 216. Wilderness, battle of the, 567 to 570. Willard, Col., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Williams, Gen. Thomas, in first attack on Vicksburg, 57-8; at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 97; again at Vicksburg, 101 ; in command at Baton