the whole line giving way, and retreating in the utmost disorder and confusion.
As soon as the regiments could be formed, and refill their cartridge-boxes, I ordered the whole force to advance.
A few miles in the rear of the battle-field, a small force of cavalry was drawn up near the road, but a few shots from our artillery (a section of Standart's battery,) dispersed them, and none of the enemy were seen again until we arrived in front of their intrenchments; as we approached their intrenchments, the division was deployed in line of battle, and steadily advanced to the summit of the hill at Moulden's.
From this point I directed their intrenchments to be cannonaded, which was done, until dark, by Standart's and Wetmore's batteries.
Kinney's battery was placed in position on the extreme left, at Russell's house, from which point he was directed to fire on their ferry, to deter them from attempting to cross.
On the following morning, Capt. Wetmore's battery was ordered to Russell's house, and assisted, with his Parrott guns, in firing upon the ferry.
Col. Manson's brigade took position on the left, near Kinney's battery, and every preparation was made to assault their intrenchments on the following morning.
The Fourteenth Ohio, Col. Stedman, and the Tenth Kentucky, Col. Harlan, having joined from detached service, soon after the repulse of the evening, continued with their brigade in the pursuit, although they could not get up in time to
|Plan of the battle of Mill Spring, Ky.1 B--Capt. Wetmore's (Union) Battery. C — Place where Baillie Peyton was killed. D — Logan's house. E--Gen. Crittenden and Staff. F — Position of Gen. Carroll. G--Capt. McClarg's (Rebel) Battery. H — Pickets of (Rebel) Cavalry. I — Fences.|