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By this time both Cheatham's and Clark's Divisions, Polk's Corps, were also strenuously engaged, mainly on the left, whereely engaged.
It was near the center of the line, and on reaching the scene, Forrest found that Cheatham's Division had just received a temporary check.
With his wonted impatience of the least delay, Forrest at once proposed to Cheatham to join in an immediate charge across an open field in their front.
To this, Cheatham, whose men for several hours previously had been breasting a tempest of aCheatham, whose men for several hours previously had been breasting a tempest of artillery and musketry fire, demurred for the moment, as his men required some rest.
Forrest's men, being mounted, were nearly as much exposed to an annoying fire where they stood–a fair mark—as in a s.
The boldness of this movement, however, appeared to produce some effect upon the enemy, and Cheatham, advancing with his indomitable division at this time, the Federals, after some resistance, wer