The attack upon Browne
, on the right, was repelled at the cost of weakening other parts of the lines, and a gallant charge repelled the Federals
from that part of the field; but meanwhile the center was fiercely assailed, General Jenkins
falling mortally wounded there, and the left was turned.
The whole line then gave way, but was rallied by McCausland
, who succeeded Jenkins
in command, and the fight was renewed.
Still another line was formed, and finally the fourth line repelled the enemy's charge, after which the Confederates
moved through Dublin
, the rear guard constantly fighting, and across New river
subsequently fell back to the vicinity of Salem
, of the Forty-fifth, reported that his gallant lieutenant-colonel, E. H. Harman
, fell mortally wounded while placing in line reinforcements from the Sixtieth.
The Forty-fifth battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Beckley
, coming to his aid, made a brilliant charge upon the enemy's position on the ridge from which Browne
had been flanked, but were overpowered and driven back.
Among the killed of Browne
's regiment were Capt. R. R. Crockett
and Lieuts. J. R. Brown
, C. N. Porter
and H. H. Lockett
; of the Sixtieth, Lieut.-Col. G. W. Hammond
, Maj. J. N. Taylor
and Capt. M. McClintic
's dismounted Kentucky
cavalry, under Col. D. H. Smith
, reached the field toward the close of the fight, and in a gallant charge Capt. C. S. Cleburne
, a brother of Maj.-Gen. P. S. Cleburne
, was mortally wounded.
The Federal loss at Cloyd
's mountain was 108 killed, 508 wounded and 72 captured or missing; the Confederate
loss, 76 killed, 262 wounded and 200 captured or missing. The casualties were mainly in the Forty-fifth, Sixtieth and Thirty-sixth infantry regiments, Morgan
's dismounted men, and the Forty-fifth battalion.
, who had been ordered to the Narrows of New river
, and joined by Colonel French
, commanding Jenkins
' brigade, was called back to meet Crook
on his return.