A great sacrifice.
seeing that this was a good position for defence, but that the Federals
would capture it unless delayed before the Confederate forces could reach there in sufficient numbers, ordered the Fourth Alabama to hasten a half mile further north beyond Young's branch
and the wood over there to aid Evans
, and others in detaining the Federal
This duty we performed at great sacrifice, standing fast for an hour or more against overwhelming numbers, losing our Colonel
, Egbert Jones
, mortally wounded; Lieutenant-Colonel Law and Major Scott
, disabled, and a great number of other officers and men killed and wounded.
Then in obedience to orders we withdrew from our advanced position and took position on the Confederate
battle-line and in rear of the Robinson House