was too shrewd to err in the same way. He had already, on October 8th, succored Hardee
, who, on finding himself attacked, fell stoutly on McCook
, holding Buell
's left, and bore him back helplessly.
Tug as he might, Hardee
could not break Buell
After a fierce fight, stubbornly maintained, Bragg
suddenly withdrew from the field.
Decidedly, a tactical check had been suffered by Bragg
Loss, about 5,000 men on either side.
in the wearisome march and the tug of battle was the Louisiana
brigade of the army of Tennes-see, organized under the command of Daniel W. Adams
, promoted to brigadier-general.
It included the Thir-teenth regiment, Col. R. L. Gibson
; Sixteenth, Col. D. C. Gober
; Twentieth, Col. August Reichard
, Lieut.-Col. Leon von Zinken
; Twenty-fifth, Col. S. W. Fisk
; Fourteenth battalion sharpshooters, Maj. J. E. Austin
; and Fifth company, Washington artillery, Capt. C. H. Slocomb
was put in line on the extreme left, and while a fierce attack was being made on the angle of the Federal
line the Louisianians advanced with Buckner
's left All along the line the enemy was driven back, throwing away arms and equipment, and Adams
' bri-gade, with the others, followed for about a mile.
The Washington artillery, whose guns had opened the ball, followed and again opened fire.
Later the whole of Adams
' command was stationed on the hill from which they had driven the enemy.
While they were far in front, ammunition exhausted and no effective supports in sight, some mishaps occurred.
Lieut. Philip Seyne
, with his ammunition train, and Lieut. Thomas Blair
, with fourteen men, going after ammunition, were capt-ured.
The same fate was supposed to have befallen Aide-de-camp E. M. Scott
The regimental and battal-ion commanders,, and Maj. Charles Guillet
, Capt. H. Brummerstadt
, Adjt. E. P. Guillet
, Lieutenant Schaedel
, Capt. M. O. Tracy
, Lieutenant McCall