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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
l's brigade, which I did, as there was an interval between Hood's line (Hindman) and Canty, I placed there, in position, Hoskins' battery and the half of Ector's brigade. This left Sear's brigade and the half of Ector's in reserve, Cockrell being oine. About 5 P. M. our pickets from the extreme front were driven in towards the second line by the enemy's cavalry. Hoskins' battery opened on them and checked the advance. About 5.30 P. M., the enemy got their batteries in position and openedn received by General Polk. It would take an officer certainly fifteen minutes to ride from Polk's headquarters to Hoskins' Battery—a mile and a half distant— examine the lines, the position of the enemy, the effects of the fire and discuss t There was only a small part of my line enfiladed, and that was caused by it curving to the left near the ravine, where Hoskins' battery was. If Hood's line was enfiladed I did not discover it, and Captain Morris' plan, published in the War Reco