ts and hold the crest.
Before the messenger bearing the order reached him, Cofonel Wiley had opened fire and led his battalion forward to within fifty paces of the e enemy's line of works bent toward his front, and enabled him to pour upon Colonel Wiley's line an enfilading fire.
Near a fourth of the men were struck down here ithering musketry.
It soon rallied, however, under the personal efforts of Colonel Wiley and his subordinates, and pressed forward over the rifle-pits.
As soon as gade was formed to carry the enemy's works at the foot of Missionary Ridge. Colonel Wiley's battalion was assigned a position on the right of the second line.
The b and covered itself behind them as well as was possible.
While lying here, Colonel Wiley, who had incautiously exposed himself, was struck by a canister-shot, whichy the battalion.
It would be presumption in me to speak in commendation of Colonel Wiley, or to say more than that the loss to himself is less than the loss to the