st of that corps, had been sent the day before, and fought upon the left throughout the day.
Crittenden's remaining divisions were to be in reserve, and ready to support either Thomas or McCook.
I had in line two brigades of Sheridan's, with Laibolt's brigade in reserve to support that line, and two brigades of Davis's to the left and rear of Sheridan.
The other brigade of Davis had been left to hold Steven's Gap, and support the cavalry when the army advanced from Pond Spring. Colonel Wild to be in force, requiring me to report to him in person in the field.
As General Rosecrans, in the correction of his testimony, says he supposed I had complied with that part of the order, that we had met, and I informed him I would send in Laibolt's brigade to set matters to rights, I desire to call the attention of the Court to the terms of the order and the circumstances which preceded and followed it.
It was given after an order despatched a few moments before, which required me to