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Edmund Ruffin, who had against the walls of Fort Sumter fired the first defiant gun at our insolent and braggart foe. He had come to this conflict, with his eighty odd years weighing upon him, and his flowing white locks, to take part in this fight, encouraging our young men by his presence and example. Agile as a youth of 16, with rifle on his shoulder, his eyes glistened with excitement as he burned to engage the Yankee invader. Shortly afterwards, Generals Beauregard, Johnston, and Bonham, accompanied by their side, came galloping up the hill, and dismounted on the summit. The Generals held an earnest conversation for a few minutes, while taking a survey of the field, and watching the successive challenges from the enemy's batteries, directed against our right and among the woods near Mitchell's Ford, where a hospital was stationed and the yellow flag flying. This was also the point where their fire of Thursday was directed, and where the mark of a cannon ball is to be seen
ether with Col. Kirkland's North Carolina and Col. Kelley's Louisiana regiments, constituted the centre of the general line, and held Mitchell's Ford, on the direct line from Fairfax Court-House to Manassas. These regiments were under a cannonade from sunrise until near sunset, but being entrenched they suffered but little. Just before sundown, and when the right of the enemy gave way, they were ordered to charge the batteries in their front, which they executed in gallant style, led by Gen. Bonham in person. When the charge was made, the enemy promptly retired, and the loss of those regiments was small. They pursued the enemy to Centreville, and took near one million dollars' worth of Federal property. It is believed that none of those regiments were killed, and but few wounded. Col. Jenkins' (S. C.) Regiment was in Gen. Jones' Brigade, and was situated some distance to the right of the general line near where the railway crosses Bull's Run. They were not in the fight unti