of Georgians that had on the 5th struck the left of the Sixth Corps so staggering a blow, and now with quickly gathered reinforcements was attempting to retake their captured works.
's report of the all-day battle is as follows: “May 11th the brigade made some unimportant changes of position.
Early on the 12th it moved with the division toward the right flank of the army but to the left again at 7 A. M., arriving in the rear of the Second Corps at 9:30 A. M. The right flank of this Corps being threatened, General Russell
directed me to move to the right at double quick to support it. Before we could arrive it gave way. As the 95th Pennsylvania Volunteers reached an elevated point of the enemy's works, about six hundred yards to the right of the Lendrum House
, it received a heavy volley from the second line of works.
Seeing that the position was of vital importance to hold, and that all the troops had given way up to this point, I halted the 95th Pennsylvania, faced it to the front and caused it to lie down.
Its left rested near the works connecting with the Second Corps, while its right lay behind a crest oblique to the works.
Had it given way the whole line of entrenchments would have been recaptured, and the fruit of the morning's victory lost; but it held its ground till the 5th Maine and the 121st New York came to its support, and the 96th Pennsylvania passed on to its right.
Shortly after, the Third and Vermont
A section of Gillis
' battery of the 5th U. S. Artillery, Lieutenant Metcalf
, came up and opened fire, but was immediately charged and lost nearly every horse, driver and cannonier.
The enemy charged up to his works within a hundred feet of the guns, but a well-directed fire from the infantry, behind the crest prevented his farther advance.
At the point where our line ”