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ulsed, but again pressed on the attack with fresh troops. Once he succeeded in penetrating an interval between General Gregg's brigade on the extreme left and that of General Thomas, but was quickly driven back with great slaughter by the Fourteenth South Carolina Regiment, then in reserve, and the Forty-ninth Georgia of Thomas's brigade. The contest was close and obstinate; the combatants sometimes delivered their fire at a few paces. General Gregg, who was most exposed, was reenforced by Hays's brigade under Colonel Forno. Gregg had successfully and most gallantly resisted the attack until the ammunition of his brigade was exhausted and all his field officers but two killed or wounded. The reenforcement was of like high-tempered steel, and together in hand-to-hand fight they held their post until they were relieved, after several hours of severe fighting, by Early's brigade and the Eighth Louisiana Regiment. General Early drove the enemy back with heavy loss, and pursued about t
riding a long time in search of the latter, I finally discovered him alone, lying upon the ground asleep by the root of a tree. I aroused him, and made known the halfstarved condition of my troops; he immediately ordered Lawton's, Trimble's, and Hays's brigade to our relief. He exacted of me, however, a promise that I would come to the support of these forces the moment I was called upon. I quickly rode off in search of my wagons that the men might prepare and cook their flour, as we were sime, was toward the main line of the Federals, and, after several ineffectual efforts to procure reenforcements and our last shot had been fired, I ordered my troops back to Dunkard church for the same reason which had previously compelled Lawton, Hays, and Trimble to retire (a want of cartridges). Upon the arrival of McLaw's division we marched to the rear, renewed our supply of ammunition, and returned to our position in the wood near the church, which ground we held till a late hour in the af
nemy back with heavy loss, capturing several hundred prisoners and gaining a commanding position on the right. Meantime Johnson's division, on the left of the pike and extending across the road to Germania Ford, was heavily engaged in front, and Hays's brigade was sent to his left to participate in a forward movement. It advanced, encountered a large force, and, not meeting with the expected cooperation, was drawn back. Subsequently Pegram's brigade took position on Hays's left, and just befHays's left, and just before night an attack was made on their front, which was repulsed with severe loss to the enemy. During the afternoon there was hot skirmishing along the whole line, and several attempts were made by the foe to regain the position from which he had been driven. At the close of the day Ewell's corps had captured over a thousand prisoners, besides inflicting on the enemy very severe losses in killed and wounded. Two pieces of artillery had been abandoned and were secured by our troops. A. P. H
, 540. Extract from report on battle of Shiloh, 51. Evacuation of Savannah, 484-85. Harmon, Colonel, 444, 445. Harold, David E., 417. Harriet Lane (gunboat), 196, 197, 198. Harris, General, 437. Isham G., 53, 54, 491. Harrison, General, 455, 466. Burton N., 597. Hartsville, Tenn., Battle of, 324-25. Harvie, Lewis E., 550, 571-72. Hassett, John, 200. Hathaway, Lieutenant, 596-97. Hatteras (gunboat), 212-13, 214, 216. Hatton, General, 131. Hayes, Colonel, 95, 96. Hays, General, 273, 284, 285, 435. Hawley, Seth C., 408. Heintzelman, General, 105, 106, 275. Helm, —, 37. Hendren, J. N., 585, 586. Henly, Major, 424. Hennessey, John, 201. Henry, G. A., 30. Herbert, General, 196. Heth, General, 303, 371, 375, 435, 436, 439, 547. Higgins, Colonel, 178, 182-83. Hill, General A. P., 100, 102, 109, 111-14, 115, 116, 120, 121, 124-25, 126, 130, 131, 132, 265, 268, 270, 272, 273, 279, 283, 285, 286, 296-97, 302, 303, 366, 367, 370, 371, 372, 373, 375, 378, 433,