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enemy screened his forces in the thicket, and having caught the gallant 1st Louisiana in ambuscade delivered a murderous fire, which struck, down dozens of the Valliant fellows. But not dismayed at this reception and their heavy loss, the brave men instantly dressed their line, dashed at Sickles's hirelings with the bayonet, and routed them. Still opposed to numbers greater than their own, the 1st Louisiana was quickly supported we are informed, by the 3d, 4th and 22d Georgia regiments, of Wright's brigade, who held a large force of the foe at bay for two hours, before our forces were got into position, and appalled the enemy by their formidable front. Except in the 1st Louisiana, we hear of few casualties, and this arose from the fact that they were the victims of a trap laid by the Yankees and were too heroic to fall when discovering it. Col Shivers, Maj. Nellegan, and many men, were wounded--Lieut. Gilmore and some others being killed. This loss arose purely from an esprit du c