and lapping the right of Sedgwick's corps [the Sixth] made a sudden and determined attack upon it.
In this movement General Early was in command, and all of his division shared in the attack except Johnston's brigade, which was to the west of Flat Run.
The Confederate brigades confronting Sedgwick on the east of the run were Gordon's, Pegram's, and Hays's. Gordon, on the left, began the movement against Sedgwick's right, and Hays and Pegram followed up the attack.
According to General A. A. Humphreys ( The Virginia campaign of 1864 and 1865.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons), General Early drew back his brigades and formed a new line in front of his old. During the night an entirely new line was taken up by the Sixth Corps, its front and right thrown back — a change which the right of the Fifth Corps conformed to.--editors. Taken by surprise, the Federals were driven from a large portion of their works with the loss of six hundred prisoners,--among them Generals Seymour and Sh