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d guns was struck in the muzzle by a round-shot from the enemy's batteries and disabled.
The cannonading was continued furiously all day by the gunboats and land — batteries of the enemy, but without producing any impression upon us. Meantime, during the whole day, our trenches were being extended and advanced, as it was my purpose to push forward our heavy batteries in the course of the night to the bank of the river.
Whilst the cannonading was thus going on on our right, I instructed Gen. Paine to make demonstrations against intrenchments on our left, and supported his movements by Palmer's division.
The enemy's pickets and grand guards were driven into his intrenchments, and the skirmishers forced their way close to the main ditch.
A furious thunder-storm began to rage about eleven o'clock that night, and continued almost without interruption until morning.
Just before daylight, Gen. Stanley was relieved in his trenches, with his division, by Gen. Hamilton.
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