There it was that General S. D. Lee was severely wounded in the foot, and compelled to leave the field. when Forrest so opportunely joined the army, and thence, with skill, determination, and endurance, formed its rearguard to the Tennessee River.
Speaking of this battle, General Hood in his book says:
Advance and Retreat, p. 302 At an early hour (16th) the enemy made a general attack along our front, and were again and again repulsed at all points, with heavy loss, especially in Lee's front.
About 2.30 P. M. the Federals concentrated a number of guns against a portion of our line, which passed over a mound on the left of our centre, and which had been occupied during the night.
This point was favorable for massing troops for an assault under cover of artillery.
Accordingly the enemy availed himself of the advantage presented, massed a body of men—apparently one division—at the base of the mound, and, under the fire of artillery, which prevented our men from raising th