We had not been in this position long before a large force of the enemy appeared, coming directly towards us, and when they were a mile away they apparently found a road leading to their left, which they took, thus bringing their line of march directly parallel to us. Three shots were fired from one of our batteries, the shells exploding directly in their midst, and making a great com motion in their ranks. A few moments afterward they returned the fire; one shell dropped in Company I., and severely wounded three men. The brigade was faced about, and marched about ten rods to the rear, or just over the crown of the hill, halted again, faced to the front, stacked arms. And resumed their old attitude of waiting. This ended the hostilities for the day.