The enemy in strong force--On the cast bank of the Pei-ho-- Transport troubles--Chinese mules and their ways--The Bengal Lancers--Enemy commanding a wedge-shaped position-- The railway embankment--The line of battle--Slow advance under heavy fire--The 1st Sikhs and American Infantry--Russian Artillery--Brave Lieut. Murphy, Capt. Scott and Capt. Martin--Two single lines--Severe Orders--Chinese withdraw in good order--Chinese trenches--Enemy protecting their retreat -- Chinese mistaken for French -- Americans taken for Chinese -- Pursuing the enemy -- Casualties -- An American funeral.
IT was decided to follow up the Chinese at once to Yangtsun, and to give them no time to recover from the blow received at Pei-tsang.
The troops camped that night just beyond the pontoon bridge, and the Russians, French, and Austrians, being unable to deploy on their side of the river owing to the inundations, crossed over and joined the main body of the force on the west side of the stream.
One squadron of the 1st Bengal Lancers made a reconnaissance towards Yangtsun, discovered the enemy in strong force, and returned to camp during the night.
The troops began to march forward again at 6 A.M. on the 6th, and the Japanese (the Manabe brigade), with the