ranks and mixing among the prisoners and scattering the captured camps.
While in this position some cavalry rode up from our rear and passed between the Nineteenth Alabama and the Second Texas and took position between the prisoners and Pittsburg landing.
Abbot's Battle Fields of ‘61, page 257, says:
After a short delay, Bragg availed himself of the opportunity to attack the Hornet's Nest by the flank.
The movement was attended with complete success.
Generals Wallace and Prempelled to surrender as prisoners of war.
Colonel J. L. Geddes, of the Eighth Iowa, in his report dated November 13, page 166, says:
I formed my regiment in line of battle with my center resting on the road leading from Corinth to Pittsburg landing, and at right angles with my line.. * * * About 3 P. M., all direct communications with the river ceased. * * * General Prentiss' division having been thrown back from the original line, I changed front by my left flank, conforming to his m