red by thousands of men and horses; catching handfuls, they thrust it in their mouths without stopping.
A field officer, without a hat, galloped by. Hurrah, Maryland, he shouted, and the regiment responded with a cheer and sprang forward with renewed vigor.
After running thus five miles they were halted to load, thus giving them a moment's breath.
But almost instantly forward is the order, and on they push brisk as ever.
Rushing up an open slope, crested by a thin wood, they passed over Cash and Kershaw, of South Carolina, waiting orders.
Just then half a dozen shots from the woods struck General Smith from his horse.
In a second Company F was at them, and had driven them off before they could be stopped firing.
The enemy were some of the Ellsworth Zouaves.
Without delay General Elzey ordered a change of front and struck off towards the left.
He formed his brigade in a wood not far from the Chinn House--Third Tennessee on the right, First Maryland in the centre, Tenth Virg