Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864.
It was our intention to-day to make a strong movement by our right — Hoke
towards old Cold Harbor, and Kershaw
towards Beulah church from the position to which he had gone last night — and orders were given to that effect.
did not become engaged, but took a line on the right.
puts in his own brigade supported by another.
's big regiment gives way, and in the effort to rally it Keitt
is mortally wounded.
is closed into the right on Kershaw
, and the latter on Hoke
Field closes in on Pickett
In the afternoon a furious attack is made on the left of Hoke
and right of Kershaw
, enemy penetrating an interval between them.
's brigade gives way. Wofford
's, on his left, being flanked, does the same.
The Fifty-third Georgia, on Wofford
's left, ditto.
brings up the Second and Third South Carolina regiments and regains Bryan
's lost ground and captures prisoners and a stand of colors.
is sent to Hoke
Field sends Gregg
's brigade to aid Wofford
in retaking his position.
The effort, however, is not made from Kershaw
's direction, but Hunton
's left nearly on Clingman
's original line, Wofford
bending back his right to connect with him.