d to examine the position of the enemy, and found him strongly posted in two lines of battle supported by numerous batteries.
One of his lines had the protection of the railroad cut, forming an excellent breastwork.
We had no artillery, the nature of the ground forbidding its use.
It was deemed reckless to attack with the force present.
Night was now approaching.
Presently the remainder of Lieutenant-General Hardee's corps came up on the left, and with McCown's command and a part of Cheatham's prolonged the line of battle in that direction.
Adam's brigade also appeared and formed on the right of Preston.
The troops bivouaced in position.
The Commanding-General expecting an attack upon his right the next morning, ordered me during the night, to recross the river with Palmer's brigade.
Before daylight Thursday morning Palmer was in position on the right of Hanson.
No general engagement occurred on this day, the troops generally being employed in replenishing the ammunition