The regiment now was moved to the right of the line, and throwing out skirmishers to the right and front, it remained in this position until morning, it being then about 10 o'clock. Early next morning the brigade was placed on the right of the artillery.
A line of skirmishers under command of Lieutenant A. J. Brown was thrown out, and was held against several strong attacks.
The Scales brigade joined the division on the left again, and was joined on to Lane's brigade.
On the morning of July 3d, Scales' brigade was ordered to the right and placed in command of General Trimble, and while here suffered greatly from the artillery fire.
The regiment was then ordered forward over a crimson plain.
The Federal lines, as the regiment emerged from the woods, were about a mile in front.
The troops were compelled to cross a fence, and were by this time losing heavily from grape and canister.
The line was somewhat deranged.
Captain Thornburg was disabled.
About 150 yards from the enemy'