rectly, forming on the right, and the remaining divisions on the left of the Fifth corps.
At half-past 6 o'clock the order for a general attack was given.
The enemy (Ewell having by this time come up) was strongly posted in the forest, along the second crest beyond.
Our advance was steadily made to the foot of the second hill, when the enemy's fire was first encountered.
A splendid charge was made with varying success; the artillery assisting — the artillery of the enemy replying.
General Getty's division of the Sixth corps (now commanded by General Neill) rushed into the fire and up to the works in their front, carrying the position.
Some of the troops of the Fifth corps wavered.
Crawford's division in front had advanced nearly to the enemy's line, when the terrific fire shook their ranks to pieces.
They fell back, were rallied, advanced again, again fell back, were rallied again and again, but at the close of the engagement had failed to take the work.
Firing ceased about