two Brigadier-Generals reported present for duty; names not indicated.
Major-General J. B. Kershaw.
Sixteenth Georgia, Major James S. Gholston.
Eighteenth Georgia, Colonel Joseph Armstrong.
Twenty-fourth Georgia, Colonel C. C. Sanders.
Third Georgia Battalion (sharp-shooters), Lieutenant-Colonel N. L. Hutchins.
Phillips's Legion, Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Hamilton.
Cobb's Legion, Lieutenant-Colonel L. J. Glenn.
Tenth Georgia, Colonel W. C. Holt.
Fiftieth Georgia, Colonel P. McGlashan.
Fifty-first Georgia, Colonel E. Ball.
Fifty-third Georgia, Colonel James P. Simms.
Thirteenth Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. O'Brien.
Seventeenth Mississippi, Captain J. C. Cochran.
Eighteenth Mississippi, Colonel T. M. Griffin.
Twenty-first Mississippi, Colonel D. N. Moody.
Kershaw's [old] brigade.
Second South Carolina, Colonel J. D. Kennedy.
Third South Garolina, Colonel W. D. Rutherford.
The brigade advanced with splendid courage, but was met by a destructive fire of the enemy from the cover of their field works on the hill.
The Second Alabama battalion stormed the hill and entered the entrenchments.
Here an obstinate and bloody combat ensued.
Brigadier General Gracie, whilst bravely leading his men, had his horse shot under him. Lieutenant-Colonel Fulkerson, commanding the Sixty-third Tennessee; Lieutenant-Colonel Jolly, of the Forty-third Alabama; Lieutenant-Colonel Holt, of the First Alabama battalion; and Lieutenant-Colonel Hall, of the Second Alabama battalion, were severely wounded whilst gallantly leading their respective commands in the assault on the hill.
Many brave officers and men here fell.
The brigade carried into action about two thousand and three officers and men, and, in the space of an hour, lost six hundred and ninety-eight killed and wounded. The Second Alabama battalion, out of two hundred and thirty nine, lost one hundred and