statement, to be made in this connection, that his Division was composed of the brigades of Generals Cockrell, Sears and Ector.
He continues: I had placed Cockrell's brigade on a range of hills early in the afternoon; now, when General Johnston ision; but, inasmuch as General Hood's corps did not join or extend to Canty's right, I placed in this interval a half of Ector's brigade, holding the other half and Sear's brigade in reserve.
Thus my division was separated by Canty's division, andre was an interval between Hood's line (Hindman) and Canty, I placed there, in position, Hoskins' battery and the half of Ector's brigade.
This left Sear's brigade and the half of Ector's in reserve, Cockrell being on Canty's left in line.
AboutEctor's in reserve, Cockrell being on Canty's left in line.
About 5 P. M. our pickets from the extreme front were driven in towards the second line by the enemy's cavalry.
Hoskins' battery opened on them and checked the advance.
About 5.30 P. M., the enemy got their batteries in position and opened fire on my l