Fierce and hot was the contest — brave men were pitted against brave — but it was impossible to advance before the withering fire of that portion of Colonel Rice's brigade.
In half an hour from the first volley, the shout of victory rang on the evening air, and was taken up by regiment after regiment, until the woods rang again.
A few prisoners were captured, from whom it was ascertained that the rebel Second Kentucky Regiment was engaged.
One of that regiment, Badger, of Columbus, Kentucky, who was captured, has friends in Cincinnati.
Another from Covington, Kentucky, named Jones, belonging to the same regiment, was also captured.
The loss of the Sixty-sixth and Second Iowa, was very slight.
The next day the Sixty-sixth Indiana found sixty-three dead rebels in their front.
On the twenty-ninth Colonel Mersey's brigade relieved Colonel Rice's, and still the skirmishing continued.
Company B, of the Eighty-first Ohio, was deployed as skirmishers, and Private James And