brigade was hurried up. The fighting was severe, and the Federals
were repulsed with heavy loss.
According to the count of officers and men who went over the ground, the Federal
slain alone numbered 700.
About 10 o'clock at night Granbury
charged and captured 232 prisoners, a third of whom were severely wounded.
's loss was 85 killed and 363 wounded. Johnston
estimated the Federal
total loss at about 3,500.
On the next day McPherson
attempted to withdraw from in front of Dallas
, and General Bate
's division, supported by Armstrong
's brigade of cavalry, made a spirited assault upon the Federal
corps of Dodge
in an intrenched position, and were of course repulsed.
The heavy engagements at New Hope church, Pickett's mill
were only a part of the fighting on this line.
The daily skirmishing all along the front of the armies greatly swelled the list of casualties in this ten days fight.
On the skirmish line every regiment in the army was represented, and many unrecorded deeds of daring were performed.
On the front of Mercer
's Georgia brigade, near Ellsbury ridge, the Sixty-third regiment was thrown forward, and Company A of that regiment placed still farther in the front.
For twenty-four hours the devoted men of this company remained in that position without rations, which reminded them of some of their experiences in West Virginia
in the days of 1861.
Here Capt. Louis Picquet
lost a leg and was disabled for further duty in the field.
In all the fighting on the New Hope church line, the Confederate
loss exclusive of the cavalry, which was small, and prisoners, is reported by Foard
as follows: Hardee
's corps, 173 killed, 1,048 wounded; Hood
's corps, 103 killed, 679 wounded; Polk
's corps, 33 killed, 194 wounded; total, 309 killed and 1,921 wounded. The cavalry on the right, commanded by General Wheeler
, lost from May 6th to 31st, 73 killed and 341 wounded, and