in bringing up a company to pursue them, they were enabled to escape.
Captain Fulkerson, of Colonel Carter's command, being ordered forward, pursued them some three miles, to the farm of Dr. Shields,ssell's or Chism's ford — in front of the enemy's position.
Colonel Giltner at once ordered Colonel Carter's regiment to charge, which they did in the direction of the ford.
Owing to the roughness o no further effort in that direction.
They commenced, however, shelling the corn-field in which Carter's men were.
Colonel Carter ordered his men to the cover of a precipice, whence he advanced, undColonel Carter ordered his men to the cover of a precipice, whence he advanced, under cover of a hill, into open ground.
Throwing down the fences, he dismounted and charged the enemy's gun, near the Russell House.
The enemy abandoned one gun, carrying off their horses and some wagw opened to the left, on a high hill south-west of William Lyons's house, west of Big Creek. Colonel Carter's regiment started to the left of the Russell house, crossing the creek to attack it. Almost