more particularly to the part performed by the corps of Lieut-Gen. Jackson.
Co-operating with this corps were the divisions commanded by Major-Gens. McLaws and Anderson, who held in check the enemy in front of Chancellorsville, and assisted in driving him from the position assumed on the old turnpike on Sunday.
Capture of Matown and Banks's ford.
About 4 o'clock in the afternoon of that day an attack was commenced by the troops on Early's left, who were at once joined by McLaws and Anderson, forcing the enemy in the direction of the ford.
Early's troops participated actively in this struggle, capturing several pieces of artillery and many prisonersned around them, pressed forward, driving the enemy before them in the direction of Chancellorsville, where the two divisions of Longstreet's corps --McLaw's and Anderson's — which have borne so conspicuous a part in many of the hard-fought battles of this war, were engaging them from the front, and driving them by way of the old