on was attacking the enemy in the field, whilst my division was held in reserve.
Soon after I received an order from Major-General Buckner to detach a brigade and reinforce General Hood.
For this purpose Colonel Trigg was ordered to advance in the direction of the firing, and to give the required support.
The action soon became hot in front.
Trigg joined Brigadier-General Robertson, of Hood's division, and attacked the enemy.
They were broken in confusion.
The Sixth Florida, under Colonel Findley, sustained heavy loss, but owing to some misapprehension of orders, the brigade failed to capture the enemy's battery, or to reap the fruits of their repulse.
As I was not personally superintending the attack, I refer to the report of Colonel Trigg for details.
Riding forward, however, I found the evidences of a stubborn and sanguinary conflict in the margin of the wood and the cornfield beyond, from which the enemy were retiring their lines.
Night coming on, Trigg bivouacked in th