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    engage a Rebel Battery
    supposed to be about one
    & a half miles off, We imme
    -diately proceeded to obey orders
    & ascended the mountain to
    the designated point & went
    into battery but before we could
    load all our pieces the
    Rebels opened upon us
    with a masked battery only
    one Hundred & Twenty five yards
    distant with grape & cannister some of our pieces fired 3 or
    4 Rounds & the shots coming
    so fast & the Lieu'ts & Captains
    having disappeared (most
    of them having skedaddled)
    the men became panic
    struck & skedaddled