by this accession to our force as to give evidence of a serious attack, Lieutenant-General Hardee
was requested to hurry Granberry
's (Texan) brigade, which was the nearest, to the assistance of the troops engaged; and, on account of the importance of the position, his own offer to direct its defense was eagerly accepted.
The encouragement given to the defenders by that distinguished soldier's arrival among them, made the position secure until the leading Texans
came up, at full gallop, on the Kentucky
horses they had found a mile from the place of combat, when the contest was terminated and the assailants repulsed.
A sharp attack was also made upon the angle where the Confederate
right and centre joined on the crest of the mountain.
This point was held by Pettus
's brigade, by which the assailants, Newton
's division of the Fourth Corps, were quickly and handsomely repulsed.
's brigade was then moved from Stevenson
's right to the crest of the mountain, joining Pettus
On the 9th another assault was made upon the troops at the angle, including Brown
's brigade as well as Pettus
's, and much more vigorous than that of the day before, by a larger force advancing in column and exhibiting great determination.
It was met, however, with the firmness always displayed where Pettus
commanded, and their troops fought; and the enemy was driven back with a loss proportionate to the determination of their attack.
Similar assaults upon Stewart
in the gap, made with the same resolution, were in like manner defeated.
The actions of the day, in General