sted to Generals Gordon and Kershaw, who led their commands upon separate points, for simultaneous assault, and acted, for the time, independently of each other and General Early; who, after seeing Kershaw's assault launched, posted himself with Wharton's division and the artillery at the pike crossing, until it should be uncovered by Kershaw.
Conducted by his division commanders the attack on the Federal left, Crook's Eighth corps, was brilliantly successful.
It was so continued until the adt.
To make this clear, the report of Ramseur's Division, by General Grimes, is here quoted from: Grimes' Brigade, ordered forward, charged most gallantly, but being greatly overlapped on both flanks, was forced to fall back.
Smith's Brigade of Wharton's Division charged the same wooded hill, but was likewise repulsed.
Wofford, of Kershaw, was then sent to help make the advance continuous on our right.
But, after it came up, this report reads, it was not thought advisable to move it against