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hree fine regiments, Gratiot's, Dockery's and Walker's—more than ,700 strong, had not fired a shot, nor had Graves' Missouri regiment, about 300 strong, that ought to have followed Weightman into battle.
There they lay, just across the creek, not half a mile away, with nothing to do and doing nothing.
Price galloped over to Gratiot during the pause in the fight, while Greer and Carroll were attempting to flank Lyon's right, and begged for assistance.
Gratiot, who had served under Price in Mexico, and loved and honored him, did not hesitate an instant, but ordered his regiment to follow Price, who was hastening back to his own men, and sent an officer to tell General Pearce what he had done.
Pearce came forward at once and rode with Price and Gratiot as the regiment charged up Bloody hill.
Gratiot's regiment came within range of Totten's guns.
The men passed safely, but the rear of the regiment was swept of its field and staff.
Gratiot's horse was killed, and his orderly, too; t