to be avenged, he was invincible on that day which had seen his leader dead.
, seeing his left flank well developed, now paid attention to his right.
's division was pressing on the foe on hopeful feet.
The attack, made equally effective from both our left and right, confused the Thirteenth army corps which had so steadily borne the day's brunt.
Their soldier ranks began to shiver; their firm battle line swayed in weakness.
In vain did the Thirteenth take advantage of the wooded ridges, so common in the country.
As soon as formed, every line was swept away as by a flood.
Every gun was captured as soon as placed for action.
The slaughter of the men was keeping pace with the capture of the guns.
The decisive moment that came to Wellington
, when he shut up his field glasses; that certitude which came to Napoleon
, when he took snuff, had now come to Taylor
The Thirteenth army corps, breaking at last, fled wildly.
For miles it was driven without intermission by a pressure that neither knew halt nor permitted rest.
During the fight the Thirteenth army corps lost guns, prisoners, stands of colors.
Four miles from the scene of the defeat of the Thirteenth, the Nineteenth army corps was found strongly posted.
Change of corps did not bring change of fortune.
Twenty-five hundred prisoners, 20 pieces of artillery, several stand of colors, many thousands of small-arms, and 250 wagons were taken.
‘Here,’ said Taylor
in his report, ‘the Thirteenth corps gave way entirely, and was replaced by the Nineteenth, hurriedly brought up to support the fight.
The Nineteenth, though fresh, shared the fate of the Thirteenth.
Nothing could arrest the astonishing ardor and courage of our troops.
, on the left; Walker
, on the right, swept all before them.’
Flight on the part of the Thirteenth and Nineteenth