part of his corps from Virginia
to reinforce Bragg
About noon McNair
was ordered to support Gregg
, who had become involved in the fight in which Govan
The Twenty-fifth Arkansas, Lieutenant-Colonel Hufstedler
, and the Thirty-ninth North Carolina, made an impetuous charge, and drove the enemy three-fourths of a mile across the Chattanooga
In the last charge the gallant Hufstedler
fell, with five wounds.
The First and Second rifles, Colonels Harper
, and the Fourth, Thirty-first and Fourth battalion (consolidated), Major Ross
, charged soon afterward and also cleared the road of the enemy.
But it was found necessary to withdraw the brigade from its exposed position.
reached the northern wing of the Confederate
line about sunset of the 11th, and took position with his right (north)—Polk
's brigade—in front of Jay's mill.
In the dark he was ordered to attack and drive back the Federal
left wing, and he pressed on westward driving the enemy back about a mile and a half, capturing two or three pieces of artillery, 200 or 300 prisoners, and two stand of colors, halting only before the hastilycon-structed breastworks of ‘Pap’ Thomas, where for half an hour, said Cleburne
, ‘the firing was the heaviest I had ever heard,’ each party aiming at the flashes of the other's powder.
This concluded the battle of the 9th.
In the battle of the 20th, the heroic assaults of Cleburne
's and Walker
's and their fellow divisions, upon the northern wing of the Federal
line, caused Thomas to demand help, to give which Rosecrans
weakened his center, where Longstreet
and other gallant fighters broke through and routed the Federal
assailed the log breastworks from the front.
's brigade took breakfast Sunday morning, the first meal in twenty-four hours, and at 9 o'clock moved forward on the left of Breckinridge
's division, soon coming into such a destructive fire of canister and musketry that further advance was impossible.
held the crest of