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thrown among them. In their retreat one of their pieces was abandoned, but, from the nature of the ground, it was not sent for that night, and, under cover of darkness, the enemy recovered it. The guns engaged in this singular conflict on our side were three 6-pounder rifled pieces, and four ordinary 6-pounders, all of Walton's battery, the Washington Artillery of New Orleans; the officers immediately attached were Captain Eschelman, Lieutenants C. W. Squires, Richardson, Garnett, and Whittington. At the same time our infantry held the bank of the stream, in advance of our guns, and the missiles of the combatants flew to and fro above them, as, cool and veteran-like, for more 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 four 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, 2d South Ca