ters of Rock Creek. Three brigades are drawn up in front line—Hays in the centre, along the road; Hoke on the left; Gordon on the right; the fourth brigade, under Smith, is held in reserve.
The divis hope to preserve it long in the presence of the superior forces of the enemy.
In fact, Hays and Hoke have crossed Rock Creek in their turn, and take the defenders of the almshouse in flank, while Gois adversaries.
Ramseur and Doles have kept pace with the movements of the First corps; Hays and Hoke, driving before them Devin's troopers, who are vainly endeavoring to check their course, approachbstacle intervenes either between themselves or along their front.
Yet while the two brigades of Hoke and Hays are advancing in magnificent order on the left of the city, Rodes has not yet deployed hthout fresh instructions.
During the time thus wasted Carroll captures the position conquered by Hoke and Avery; the latter is killed.
Early, not finding himself supported by Rodes, dares not put hi
1st brigade, Brig.-gen. Rodes—3d, 5th, 6th, 12th, 26th N. C.
2d brigade, Brig.-gen. Colquitt—6th, 19th, 23d, 27th, 28th Ga.
3d brigade, Brig.-gen. Doles—4th, 12th, 21st, 44th Ga.
4th brigade, Brig.-gen. Ramseur—2d, 4th, 13th, 14th N. C.
5th brigade, Brig.-gen. Iverson—5th, 12th, 20th, 21st N. C.
3d division, Brig.-gen. Early.
1st brigade, Brig.-gen. Hays—5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th La.
2d brigade, Brig.-gen. Gordon—13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th, 61st Ga.
3d brigade, Brig.-gen. Hoke—6th, 21st, 24th, 57th, 1st Batt. N. C.
4th brigade, Brig.-gen. Smith—13th, 49th, 52d, 58th Va.
4th division, Brig.-gen. Trimble.
1st brigade, Brig.-gen. Colston—10th, 23d, 37th Va., 1st, 3d N. C.
2d brigade, Brig.-gen. Paxton, 2d, 4th, 5th, 27th, 33d Va.
3d brigade, Brig.-gen. Nicholls—1st, 2d, 10th, 14th, 15th La.
4th brigade, Brig.-gen. Jones—21st, 42d, 44th, 48th, 50th Va., Engineer Sappers.
Second corps Artillery.
Reserve artillery, Brig.-gen
1st brigade, Kemper, 1st, 3d, 7th, 11th, 24th Va.
2d brigade Armistead, 9th, 14th, 38th, 53d, 57th Va.
3d brigade Garnett, 8th, 18th, 19th, 28th, 56th Va. (Brigades of Corse and Jenkins absent.)
Artillery battalion, Major Dearing, 4 batteries.
Corps artillery, Major Eschelmann, Washington Art., Alexander's Batt., 10 batteries.
1st division, Major-general J. Early.
1st brigade, Smith, 31st, 49th, 52d Va.
2d brigade Hoke (Avery), 6th, 21st, 57th N. C.
3d brigade Hays, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th La.
4th brigade Gordon, 13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th, 61st Ga.
Artillery battalion, Lieutenant-colonel Jones, 4 batteries.
2d division, Major-general Ed. Johnson.
1st brigade, Jones, 21st, 25th, 42d, 44th, 50th Va.
2d Walker, 2d, 4th, 5th, 27th, 33d Va. (Stonewall Bri gade).
3d Stewart, 10th, 23d, 37th Va., 1st, 3d N. C., 1st Md.
4th Nichols, 1st, 2d, 10th, 14th, 15th La.
Artillery battalion, Li