nfederates; but here, re-enforced by McCook, Sherman attempted to resume the advance.
Now the fight waxed obstinate, and the firing, says Sherman, was the severest musketry he had ever heard.
Rousseau's Federal Brigade here was pitted against Trabue's Kentuckians.
Both fought with uncommon determination to win, but the Federals were repulsed, and Wallace was so pressed that his situation became extremely critical.
McCook's other brigade had joined in the action meanwhile, and in that parfederate attack was, therefore, slackened in the face of such odds.
Yet several brilliant charges were made, in one of which, to the left of Shiloh, General Beauregard himself led in person, carrying the battle flag of a Louisiana regiment; and Trabue's Brigade, having carried an eminence near Owl Creek, repulsing every effort to dislodge him, held the position until the retreat was ordered.
Here, as on the right, the Confederate troops were animated by the greatest intrepidity on the part