ief loss fell upon Preston's right and center.
His casualties amounted to one hundred and fifty-five.
The Twentieth Tennessee, after driving the enemy on the right of the turnpike and taking twenty-five prisoners, was compelled to fall back before a very heavy artillery and musketry fire, Colonel Smith, commanding, being severely wounded; but it kept the prisoners and soon rejoined the command.
The Fourth Florida and Sixtieth North Carolina encountered serious difficulty at a burnt house (Cowan's) on the left of the turnpike from fences and other obstacles, and was for a little while thrown into some confusion.
Here for several minutes they were exposed to a destructive and partially enfilading fire at short range of artillery and infantry.
But they were soon rallied by their gallant brigade commander, and rushing with cheers across the intervening space, entered the cedar glade.
The enemy had retired from the cedars and was in position in a field to the front and right.