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last of us. "Before this occurred I started to limber up my pieces, so thoroughly convinced was I that they were the Confederates. But, as the Chief of Artillery told me that they were my battery support, I was afraid to fire upon them. Major Barry said, 'I know it is the battery support; it is the regiment taken there by Col.--' 'Very well, ' said I, and gave the order to fire in another direction with the battery; but I never delivered the fire — for we were all cut down." Col. Averill says: "In going down the hill, after a general break, I saw an officer galloping along in front of me. I recognized Maj. Barry, and cried out, 'Halloa, Barry, is that you? ' He said 'Yes.' I said, 'Where is Griffin?' He said, 'I am afraid he is killed.' I said, 'That battery is lost. I am afraid we are gone up,' or some remark to that effect. Barry then said, 'I am to blame for the loss of that battery; I put Griffin there myself.'" Difficulty with the Federals in Norfolk.