possession of part of their entrenchments.
An attack was ordered upon their other flank after the charge by Gen. Smith was commenced, by the divisions under Geas McClernand and Wallace, which, notwithstanding the hours of exposure to a heavy fire in the fore part of the day, was gallantly made and the enemy further repulsed.
At inguished themselves, but leave that to division and brigade officers, whose reports will be forwarded as soon as received.
To division commanders, however Generals McClernand, Smith, and Wallace.
I must do the justice to say that each of them were with their commands in the midst of danger, and were always ready to execute all orders, no matter what the exposure to themselves.
At the hour the attack was made on Gen. McClernand's command I was absent, having received a note from Flag-Officer Foote, requesting me to go and see him, he being unable to call.
My personal staff--Col. T. B. Webster, Chief of Staff; Col. J. Riggin, Jr., Volunteer Aid; C