rigades on the right, supported by part of Porter's brigade and the cavalry under Palmer, and Franklin's brigade of Heintzelman's division, Sherman's brigade of Tyler's division in the centre and up the road, whilst Keyes's brigade of Tyler's division was on the left, attacking the batteries near the stone bridge.
The Rhode Island battery of Burnside's brigade also participated in this attack by its fire from the north of the turnpike.
The enemy was understood to have been commanded by J. E. Johnston.
Rickett's battery, which did such effective service and played so brilliant a part in this contest, was, together with Griffin's battery, on the side of the hill, and became the object of the special attention of the enemy, who succeeded — our officers mistaking one of his regiments for one of our own, and allowing it to approach without firing upon it — in disabling the battery, and then attempted to take it. Three times was he repulsed by different corps in succession, and driven bac
the master stroke was at once made, to order Johnston down from Winchester, by forced marches, befo Patterson could get down on the other side.
Johnston's troops marched all twenty-six miles, then c.
The fray ceases; Generals Beauregard and Johnston dash on to the scene of action, and as we can and so, also, were the most of those from Gen. Johnston.
But two brigades of Gen. Johnston's forcGen. Johnston's force--Gen. Smith's and Col. Elzey's — had not arrived.
Hampton's Legion and Wynder's Sixth regiment os not. And standing near Generals Beauregard, Johnston, and Bonham, on the hill of which I spoke yese field.
I mentioned that two brigades of Gen. Johnston's forces were behind, having been delayed ating to a semicircle.
On Saturday night General Johnston assumed command, and nearly the entire niamians, who were without a field-officer, General Johnston placed the color-bearer by his horse's sidoing your whole duty in the service of your country. Joseph E. Johnston, G. P. T. Beauregard.