hey were confined, Foster tried to make up for this disadvantage by the vigor of his attack.
While his batteries were shelling the Confederates, Wessells' brigade, composed of well-trained soldiers, advanced first, and went into action; that of Amory followed close, replacing the battalions that had exhausted their ammunition.
Twenty minutes later, just as the third brigade, under Stevenson, was about to join them, Wessells and Amory gave the signal to charge.
Their whole line rushed forwarAmory gave the signal to charge.
Their whole line rushed forward, and without a moment's pause dislodged Evans from the positions he occupied.
The Confederates then only thought to gain the bridge on the Neuse before their assailants.
Most of them succeeded in crossing it, but about four or five hundred of their number, having been unable to reach it, fell into the hands of the Federals, and the last to cross set it on fire, but so carelessly that the flames were extinguished before any serious damage had been done.
An hour later, Wessells' brigade ente