Battle of Nashville.|
taking some prisoners.
And now, giving a hand to Smith
's left, Wood
's corps resumed its advance; carrying by assault Hood
's entire line of defenses, taking several guns and 500 prisoners, and forcing the enemy back to a new position at the foot of Harpeth hills
, meantime, had been sent up on Smith
's right, so as to enable our cavalry to operate freely on the enemy's flank and rear; and, moving rapidly, had come into action just before night.
had gained a little more ground on our extreme left.
And now our line was readjusted: Wilson
's cavalry on our extreme right; Schofield
next; then Smith
in the center, with Wood
on his left; Steedman
still farther in that direction, but less advanced.
The day's work had given us 16 guns, 1,200 prisoners, many small arms, and 40 wagons; while our losses had been light.
Never had men fought with more alacrity or