ing every possible disposition to check the enemy's advance, and called out to him: Tyler, you are in luck to-day.
It is n't every one who has a chance to make such a debut on joining an army.
You are certain to knock a brevet out of this day's fight.
He said: As you see, my men are raw hands at this sort of work, but they are behaving like veterans.
Hancock had arrived on the ground in person, and when Birney's troops of his corps came up they were put into action on Tyler's right.
Crawford, of Warren's corps, arrived about dark, and was put in position on the left.
The brunt of the attack, however, had been broken by the troops upon which it first fell.
Each regiment of Tyler's heavy artillery was as large as some of our brigades.
These regiments had been thoroughly drilled and disciplined in the defenses about Washington, but this was their first engagement, and their new uniforms and bright muskets formed a striking contrast to the travel-stained clothing and dull-lookin
behind his intrenchments at Five Forks, which seemed likely.
While we were talking, General Warren, who had accompanied Crawford's division, rode up and reported in person to Sheridan.
It was then eleven o'clock.
A few minutes before noon Colonup the Gravelly Run Church road to the open ground near the church, and form in order of battle, with Ayres on the left, Crawford on his right, and Griffin in rear as a reserve.
The corps was to wheel to the left and make its attack upon the angle, ster, Devin, Fitzhugh, and the other cavalry leaders were in their element, and vied with each other in deeds of valor.
Crawford's division had moved off in a northerly direction, marching away from Ayres, and leaving a gap between the two divisionsthe capture of the angle I started off toward the right to see how matters were going there.
I went in the direction of Crawford's division, on our right.
Warren, whose personal gallantry was always conspicuous, had had his horse shot while with th