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Major — Agreeably to verbal instructions from the Commanding General, the division of Major-General D. H. Hill was, on the morning of the 31st ultimo, formed at an early hour, on the Williamsburg road, as the column of attack upon the enemy's front on that road.
A brigade was placed on each side of the road to advance to the attack, and each was supported by one of the other brigades of the same division.
In advance of each of the rt of his entrenched camp, General Rodes, by a movement to the right, driving in the enemy's left.
The only reinforcements on the field in hand were my own brigades, of which Anderson's, Wilcox's and Kemper's were put in by the front on the Williamsburg road, and Colston's and Pryor's by my right flank.
At the same time the decided and gallant attack made by the other brigades gained entire possession of the enemy's position, with his artillery, camp equipage, &c. Anderson's brigade, under C