wishes you now to move upon the enemy where the fire is hottest.’
moved toward the enemy's extreme left, and met General Cheatham
, who urged Liddell
to relieve the pressure upon his division.
‘Arriving near twilight,’ said Hardee
, ‘it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Major-General Polk
first discovered the enemy.
Returning rapidly, he gave Liddell
the order to fire, and a deadly volley was poured in that completed the rout.
By this brigade, arms, prisoners and colors were captured, together with the papers and baggage of Major-General McCook
wrote, ‘that (Liddell
's) veteran brigade, under its gallant commander, closed the operations of the day in that part of the field with a succession of the most deadly volleys I ever witnessed.
The enemy's command in their immediate vicinity was well-nigh annihilated.’
reported the loss of Capt. H. W. Robinson
, of the Fifth, in the morning, and of Adjt. Sampson Harris
(a young lawyer of Little Rock
), of the Sixth, mortally wounded by a shell.
In the evening fight, Capt. H. W. Grissom
, of the Second, fell.
The Second regiment captured two flags and the ambulances containing General McCook
's and another general's baggage.
Col. J. H. Kelly
personally captured Colonel Good
, of Indiana
, commanding brigade.
's total loss was 71 killed, wounded and missing.
While the Second Arkansas, Colonel Govan
, and Eighth, Colonel Kellogg
, were in line in the dark, they became aware of the nearness of a Federal regiment, the Twenty-second Indiana, which was ignorant of their proximity; and thinking the Federals
were ambuscading them, they delivered a deadly volley at short range, which killed the Indiana
colonel and many of the regiment.
's horse was killed by a shell and he was wounded in the foot, but remounting, he remained on the field to the end of the battle.
By this victory the Confederates
captured 15 pieces of artillery and about 300 prisoners, and inflicted a great