the right by the rebels.
They fell back in good order, with a portion of the One Hundred and Eighth accompanying them.
By this time we were completely surrounded.
My gunners were either killed or wounded, no prospect of receiving reenforcements, and part of my command basely deserting me, I was forced to surrender, to prevent any further slaughter, as it was entirely useless to make further resistance, being hemmed in on all sides, by an overwhelming force of five or six to one. Capt. William G. Gholson, my Adjutant-General, trying in a gallant manner to rally the One Hundred and Sixth Ohio to perform their duty, fell by my side, pierced through the head by a Minie bullet.
Lieutenant M. Randolph of the One Hundred and Fourth was also killed, a most excellent, brave, and patriotic man. Lieut.-Colonel Stewart and Major Hill, of the Second Indiana cavalry, Lieut-Colonel Hapman and Major Widmer, and every officer in these regiments, and also every man, acted well their parts, and all