and had had a good long rest.
's division of cavalry had crossed the creek and pushed the enemy back, fighting continuously over two miles of rough ground.
The 3d Division of our corps moved up, relieving the cavalry.
The 2d Division following formed on the left of the 3d.
The 19th Corps (Emory
's) was formed on the right of the 6th.
Our division was moved to the left of the pike and massed in reserve, ready for instant movement to any point.
All this under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery.
These dispositions occupied a long time and it was nearly noon before a general advance was ordered.
The roar of cannon and musketry told that it had begun, and the battle was on. For a time, things seemed to be going our way, and the enemy had been driven back a considerable distance by both corps.
But in advancing, a gap had been opened between the right of our corps and the 19th which Getty
's division could not close.
Seeing this weak spot and an opening in our line, the enemy massed some troops of Rodes
' division and made a gallant and desperate charge upon the left of the 19th Corps.
It was at this time that we were sent in, moving by left of regiment at quickstep across the pike and for some distance through a field into a wood.
There we were ordered to lie down, General Upton
riding out some distance to hurry the broken troops behind our line.
The 65th and 67th consolidated New York passed to our rear and right and formed.
The 2d Connecticut formed to the right of the pike a little to the rear.
We could see the enemy coming up in line of battle, and some of the men said it was our own troops, and others said, ‘No, they are Rebs.’
I remember Wilbur Phillips
making several such statements before being convinced.
To our right we could see our line advancing and the enemy in retreat both firing, ”