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ust have been much greater.
He had not been entirely successful.
Despite their numerical superiority, the two divisions he had brought on the battle-field had been unable to crush the head of Rosecrans' long column.
The vigorous resistance of Sullivan's brigade—a resistance favored by the woods which covered the country and made of every road a natural defile—had kept the Confederates in check.
But the combination formed for the purpose of surrounding them had failed; Rosecrans' position wasesota and a battery of artillery formed again at the sound of his voice, and the enemy was finally driven out of Corinth.
At the same time, Hamilton, who had not been seriously engaged, made an offensive return against the Confederate left, and Sullivan's brigade recaptured the Powell redoubt.
The soldiers of Davies, following this example, returned to the charge, and again took possession of Fort Richardson.
Cabell hastened in vain to the assistance of Gates' brigade, now reduced to a handfu