W. H. L. Wallace's (C. F. Smith's) Divisions, the first of which was stretched across the Corinth Road and the other extended to the leftward in the direction of Stuart's Brigade, on Lick Creek.
Five of Hurlbut's regiments had fought at Fort Donelson.
This division, in the studious absence of official data, we may safely set ace (W. H. L.) had soon become involved in the battle.
Manifestly a gallant soldier, he fought his division men, who had been at Donelson, with decided stamina.
Stuart's Brigade, Sherman's Division, had also been attacked, and the Federal line of battle was pushed back to within a mile of the landing, and to the ground of their nts.
There were massed what remained of their artillery and the fragments of Sherman's, Prentiss', McClernand's and Hurlbut's Divisions, as well as Wallace's and Stuart's.
In the meantime, from the nature of the field—the network of ravines, the interlaced thickets and wide scope of forest—the Confederate organization had beco