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ing is fired upon by a column in position, it ought to be annihilated before it could reach the firing column. But experience has proved that such is never the case. On the contrary, the casualties are in general surprisingly small. They are not nearly so great as when the two columns stand and deliberately fire at each other. We recollect a case in point, which occurred at the capture of an advanced two days before the battle of Borodira, and is related by Gen. Gourgand in his reply to Segur's Narrative. The redoubt in question was open in the rear. On one flank was a deep ravine, and about ten yards in its rear was another. Gen. Compenas, with about fifteen hundred men was ordered to take the redoubt. He attempted to turn it by means of the ravines in question. He had driven the Russians out of the first ravines but as his men rose the verge on the opposite side, they saw the Russians just rising the bank of the other. Both parties instantly commenced such a deadly fi