irected volley from one or two companies, killed and wounded so many of their artillerymen, that there was soon no one to remove the guns, and thus four fine pieces, two of them rifled, and all that Gen. Heath brought upon the field, were gloriously won by the Forty-fourth.
After this they had only to fire as they could get a shot, upon the scattered fugitives.
The Forty-fourth lost six killed and eleven wounded.
The field-officers of the Forty fourth were Col. S. A. Gilbert, Lieut.-Col. H. Blair Wilson, and Major A. 0.
Mitchel, all of whom behaved with great bravery and coolness.
No less gallantly moved the Thirty-sixth to the attack of Gen. Heath's right wing.
They had to meet the Twenty-second Virginia regiment, an old regiment, organized a year ago in the Kanawha valley, and containing the elite rebels of that region.
They had met Gen. Cox at Scarey, Col. Tyler at Cross Lanes, Gen. Rosecrans at Carnifex and at Cotton Hill, and lately, General Cox at Giles Court-House ;