not conversant with the facts would naturally suppose that Hill's division met the Pennsylvania regiment alone in actual battle, and as Porter says that this regiment became confused early in the action, and their arms were ineffective, it would appear that Hill had little to do.
General Hill, after stating that the brigades on the Virginia side were making preparations to hold their position, thus describes the situation: I formed my division in two lines—in the first, Pender, Gregg and Thomas, under Gregg; in the second, Lane, Archer and Brockenbrough, under Archer.
The enemy had lined the opposite hills with some 70 pieces of artillery, and the infantry who had crossed lined the crest of the high banks on the Virginia shore. . . . The advance was made in the face of the most tremendous fire of artillery I ever saw.
Mr. Caldwell, in his history, says: We were under the fire of their batteries the whole time, though they did not open heavily upon us until we cleared the cornfiel