g intended as a support to Col. Bratton, commanding the brigade of Gen. Jenkins.
These commands covered as it were the bridges on which they had crossed Lookout Creek, at the same time that they threatened the line of the enemy at Brown's Ferry, to prevent a movement from that direction.
Col. Bratton, with his six regiments of South Carolinians, consisting of the First, Col. Kilpatrick, Second, Col. Thompson, Fifth, Col. Coward, Sixth, Lieut.-Col. Steadman Palmetto Sharp shooters, Col. Walker, and Hampton Legion, Col. M. W. Gary, now moved down the valley a mile or more to the left to attack the supposed rear guard and capture the much envied wagon train.
Skirmishers being thrown out, the Federal pickets were soon encountered, and these falling back, the enemy were found in line of battle.
Instead of being surprised, they instantly opened with heavy vollies, and it required but a short time to reveal the fact that instead of a paltry body of men one brigade was fighting a w