ed with alacrity, but after a fierce struggle the charging party were compelled to fall back.
At this critical moment, Gen. Tyler perceiving the disorder into which the 9th New York were thrown, came to their aid with a brigade.
The 9th were quickly rallied, and, assisted by Tyler's brigade, another attempt was made to storm the rebel batteries, but without success.
The fight now became general on the extreme left, and another desperate effort was made to capture the rebel battery by Gen TylGen Tyler's brigade; but the fire of the rebels was so withering in its effect that our brave fellows were unable to gain any advantage.
Each charge thinned the ranks at a fearful rate, and the chances of capturing that much coveted battery appeared no be were Captain Hendrickson, commanding the Ninth New York State Militia and Captain Hart, Assistant Surgeon General to General Tyler.
Reynolds's corps advanced ere the dense fog had lifted itself from the river banks, and about 9 o'clock the ene