to the rear.
Johnson's two right regiments, which had become temporarily detached by reason of the features of the ground, were ordered separately into action by General Bragg, and unfortunately remained separated from the rest of the brigade and their commander during the day.
General Bushrod Johnson's Report.
Wallace's and Hurlbut's divisions, deliberately posted and handied with skill, maintained a stubborn resistance to the attack.
Consisting mostly of troops who had served at Donelson, they gallantly formed their lines, notwithstanding the surprise and disorder through which they had been ushered into the conflict.
Shortly after ten o'clock, the enemy being reported very strong in the centre—that is, along Wallace's front—General Beauregard reinforced that point by Trabue's brigade,
See Major Brent's Report, in Appendix. of General Breckinridge's division, which he had held near his headquarters.
A little before that time Stuart's forces had also been reached.