he division immediately formed line, faced to the rear, about one-third of the distance down the hill, Crutchfield's Brigade on the right.
But before the line was formed, and while the greater part of the troops were yet moving to their position, the enemy opened fire with case, shells, and canister.
The 18th Georgia was on the extreme right of the brigade; next stood the Chaffin's Bluff troops, Major Robert Stiles.
In consequence of the transfer of Major Gibbes on the day previous, to Hardaway's Battalion of Artillery, the command of these two battalions had devolved on myself.
The conformation of the ground was such that I could see distinctly only these two battalions after getting into position.
Consequently, whatever I have to state further relates to them alone.
The different battalions moved up successively from right to left.
No sooner were the colors of the 18th Georgia and Chaffin's Bluff troops established, than the enemy directed his fire upon those commands with