I believe it is the prelude to a victory to-morrow.
But what can be foretold of the future of a fight in which from five in the morning till seven at night the best troops of the continent have fought without decisive result?
I have no time for speculation — no time even to gather details of the battle — only time to state its broadest features, then mount and spur for New-York.
After the brilliant victory near Middletown, Gen. McClellan pushed forward his army rapidly, and reached Keedysville with three corps on Monday night. That march has already been described.
On the day following the two armies faced each other idly until night.
Artillery was busy at intervals; once in the morning opening with spirit, and continuing for half an hour with vigor, till the rebel battery, as usual, was silenced.
McClellan was on the hill where Benjamin's battery was stationed, and found himself suddenly under a rather heavy fire.
It was still uncertain whether the rebels were retreating