gallantry and steadiness becoming patriots contending for freedom and all that honorable men hold dear.
I am indebted for valuable assistance during the engagement to my staff officers, Captain Leon Trousdale, Assistant Adjutant-General; Captain E. F. Lee, Assistant Inspector-General; my Aids-de-Camp, Lieutenant E. T. Harris, and Lieutenant Sidney Womack, and Mr. Charles T. Smith.
They each discharged their duties with fidelity and zeal.
One of my couriers, Mr. William S. Hill, won the comeft as if preparing to advance, my brigade fell back across the road at leisure, where I halted and re-formed it in connection with the portion of General Bate's brigade already referred to. I take pleasure in mentioning that Captains Crenshaw and Lee, with their companies, from the Fifty-eighth Alabama regiment, of Bate's brigade, accompanied mine beyond the road.
They are gallant officers.
In this charge my brigade captured fifty or sixty prisoners, besides the two pieces of artillery; and