Thence, after a short delay, we moved to Hamilton's Crossing.
Here I was ordered to put the brigade in line of battle, in a skirt of pine woods, about one mile to the right of the railroad and just in rear of our works.
The brigade rested here during the balance of the day and until three o'clock next morning, when I was ordered to move the brigade to the right, about half a mile, and place it in the intrenchments — the right resting on Massaponax Creek and the left on the Bowling Green road.
During the day the enemy's batteries across the river shelled a portion of the line,--the Third and Sixth Alabama regiments,--but, being protected by the earthworks and the hill, no damage was done.
At three o'clock on the morning of the first May, I moved the brigade to Hamilton's Crossing, left in front, and thence to the plank road, some seven or eight miles, where I was ordered to prepare for immediate action, to support the forces of General Anderson, who were engaging the e