e column to march, and soon afterwards for the troops engaged to fall back and cover the rear of the army.
This was done very steadily — no attempt was made by the enemy to follow us, and we encamped about 3 P. M. about ten miles from the field of battle.
Some demonstrations were made by his cavalry upon my baggage train and the batteries of artillery which returned by different routes from that taken by the army, but they were instantly checked, and, thanks to the skill and courage of Colonel Stone and Major Wade, all of the baggage and artillery joined the army in safety.
So far as I can ascertain, our losses amount to about six hundred killed and wounded and two hundred prisoners, and one cannon which, having become disabled, I ordered to be thrown into a ravine.
The best information I can procure of the enemy's loss, places his killed at more than seven hundred, with at least an equal number of wounded.
We captured about three hundred prisoners, so that his total loss is