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lished his object — that of refuting the statement made in a former issue, that we were actively engaged in the fight. For a long time we have been attached to Gen. Bonham's Brigade, in the advance at Fairfax C. H., and by our position were entitled to the post of honor, the centre, and were placed there. During Thursday and Sunday we were subjected to what General Bonham told us was the trust test of the bravery of a soldier --a heavy fire, without being allowed to answer it. Shot and shell from a battery on the hill above us fell and exploded all ground us. No one could tell where they would attack us. General Bonham told us. if attacked we were to defeGeneral Bonham told us. if attacked we were to defend our position as long as we had a man left; yet not a man quailed, but all were ready to take the risks in defence of such a cause as ours we were in the pursuit and scout which followed the rout of the enemy. Still, far be it from me to detract from the exploits of the Thomas Artillery that day, which will immortalize them for