was 2,668, of which 1,500 were of Hagood
's brigade and 1,168 of Johnson
The conflict was maintained on our side entirely by Hagood
's brigade and the artillery.
My right flank—Johnson
's brigade,—after making the demonstration as stated on the enemy's left, had only to watch the threatening columns of some two brigades in its front.
Seven men of that brigade were wounded, one mortally, while Hagood
's brigade lost 177, viz: 22 killed, 142 wounded, and 13 missing. Brigadier-General Hagood
handled his men with marked ability, coolness, courage and watchful care.
His report, herewith enclosed, will furnish more particular details in regard to the meritorious services of officers and men. The steady valor of his command was worthy of its State and the great cause for which it is fighting.
After dark another regiment and a battalion of Hagood
's brigade arrived, giving us an aggregate of about 3,500.
It was evident that the enemy's force was much superior to our own, and no doubt was entertained in regard to their receiving new accessions.
During the evening I received the following communication: