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informs me it had been previously ordered.
I then reported to General Wilcox in person, told him of the result of our fight, informed him where my brigade was, and was ordered by him to let it remain in its position, as it would be relieved by Anderson before daylight.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to bear testimony to the gallant bearing of my command in this engagement, and to the cool and unflinching bravery with which both officers and men advanced against a largely superior for by General Wilcox, in rear of Scales, with a part of Heth's division in our rear — there were also other troops to the left of the road.
Next morning about day it was ascertained that the enemy was advancing, and as we had not been relieved by Anderson's division and no further orders had been received from any one, I endeavored to form my brigade in line of battle perpendicular to the road.
Just as I had succeeded in forming the Thirty-third, Eighteenth and Thirty-seventh with one-half of th