regiments of Colonels Freeman
, from Columbus
, and took command.
's companies supporting the artillery were returned to the regiment, and he then sent out Shelton
's company as skirmishers, who in about three-quarters of an hour were driven in by the enemy, who advanced with heavy firing along the entire Confederate line.
The Thirteenth and the other regiments returned the fire, and maintained their position for over an hour and a half.
's regiment fell back, representing that it had exhausted its ammunition.
The enemy being greatly augmented by a force that came in from the old road back of the encampment, the Confederates
retired in good order through the timber recently cut down by Colonel Tappan
's orders, to the bank of the river, where they again formed, but were compelled to fall back under the bank and await reinforcements from Columbus
Meanwhile, the enemy took possession of and burned the camp of the Arkansas
reported that upon his arrival he found a line formed by the fragments of the Thirteenth Arkansas, Thirteenth and Second Tennessee, ready and anxious to advance, and he went forward with them, the Thirteenth Arkansas in advance, against the Federal
Soon the fight was renewed, with the Confederates
on the aggressive.
After fifteen minutes heavy firing, a charge was made and the enemy routed with heavy loss.
arriving, and with him several additional regiments, he and Cheatham
continued the pursuit of the Federals
to their transports, and captured muskets, blankets, knapsacks and clothing, thrown down in the flight.
The horses of Beltzhoover
's battery having run away with a limber, one of the guns was left in the course of the engagement, and was being carried off by the enemy, when W. J. Hunt
, of the Second Tennessee, ordered his men to fire on the captors, and the enemy cut out the horses and fled.
, of the Thirteenth