men to duty during the whole day. When the fight was thickest and danger the greatest, there was he found, and his presence gave renewed confidence. * * * The great numbers of the dead in front of this one position caused remark and astonishment by all who beheld it the following day. This point was held from 9 o'clock A. M. till 4:30 P. M., amid the most dreadful carnage for a little space ever witnessed on any field of battle during the war.
In report dated December 1, page 291, Colonel Quinn Morton says:
We were then ordered to change our position and to engage a large force of the enemy who were pressing upon the centre, which was done.
After a severe engagement at a distance of twenty-five or thirty yards, we drove the enemy back, not, however, without serious loss.
We held the position assigned us until 4 P. M., fighting almost without intermission, at which time we were ordered to change our front to meet the enemy who had outflanked us. * * * We fought until 5 o'