k. General Bragg also, as he tells us, was there in person and assumed command.
Giving, he says, a common head and a common purpose to the whole, he launched them with a resistless weight at the enemy, who now gave way, and on all sides were forced from the line of Wallace's and Hurlbut's encampments, leaving behind more of their artillery and 3,000 prisoners, chiefly of Prentiss' Division, in the hands of their assailants.
At the same time, on the center and left, Polk's Divisions, with Ruggle's Divisions of Bragg, and some of Hardee's also, made no less strenuous efforts to close the battle.
Those of the routed Federals who were not killed or captured dropped back in great confusion toward the landing.
Some were rallied upon the ridge immediately overhanging the landing, but large masses were added to the already dense mob of fugitives huddled below the bank.
But, meanwhile, Colonel Webster, chief of the Federal staff, an officer of the regulars, who knew his profession, obs