ad been driven off, I sent Colonel Lee with his own, the Thirty-seventh, and the Eighteenth, Colonel Cowan's regiment, to reinforce him. When these two regiments had proceeded about a mile and a halffth North Carolina regiment was to make a similar movement to the left flank of the battery, and Cowan was to charge across the open ground in front.
Hoke, supported by Colonel Wade, had a sharp skienant-Colonel Hoke to reinforce Colonel Lee, relying on the front and right flank attack.
Colonel Cowan, with the Eighteenth, made the charge most gallantly, but the enemy's force was much larger so as to receive the enemy if they should attempt to follow.
Orders were then sent to Lee and Cowan to withdraw in order.
They were hotly engaged when the order was received, but promptly withdrew.
Colonel Cowan, in an especial manner, attracted my tention by the perfect order in which he brought out his regiment, notwithstanding the severe and long continued fire he had received from both