h this, the most persistent and furious onsets were made by column after column of infantry, accompanied by numerous batteries of artillery.
Soon my reserves were all in, and up to six o'clock my division, assisted by the Louisiana brigade of General Hays, commanded by Colonel Forno, with an heroic courage and obstinacy almost beyond parallel, had met and repulsed six distinct and separate assaults — a portion of the time the majority of the men being without a cartridge.
The reply of the gallanch steadily advancing.
Branch on the extreme left, thrown considerably back, met no resistance, and Brockenbrough, on the extreme right, being separated by one or two of Taliaferro's brigades, advanced in conjuction with them.
Gregg and Forno (Hays' brigade) were held back to meet a threatened movement on my left.
The three brigades of Pender, Archer and Thomas, however, held together, and drove everything before them, capturing two batteries, many prisoners, and resting that night on Bull