rush the whole line of redans from 5 to 9 inclusive.
Scarcely had the assault ended, when Hancock came up with the Second corps, and though the ranking officer, with rare generosity, which recalls the chivalric conduct of Sir James Outram to Havelock in front of Lucknow,
Outram's Divisional Order on night of September 16th, 1857--Brock's Life of Havelock, p. 213. at once offered his troops to Smith, and stood ready to receive the orders of his subordinate.
The prize was now within his Havelock, p. 213. at once offered his troops to Smith, and stood ready to receive the orders of his subordinate.
The prize was now within his grasp
had he boldly advanced — and the moon shining brightly highly favored such enterprise — but Smith, it would seem, though possessed of considerable professional skill, was not endowed with that intuitive sagacity which swiftly discerns the chances of the moment, and thus halting on the very threshold of decisive victory, contented himself with partial success, and having relieved his divisions in the captured works with Hancock's troops, waited for the morning.
Meanwhile, Hoke had arr