Smitten with fire.
Soon after this, the leading design of the Federals
all day being to turn the Confederate
left, the heaviest fighting veered in that direction, and in consequence the enemy disappeared from the immediate front of our regiment, leaving us unengaged; but the fearful crash after crash of the Federal
musketry, as fresh troops poured in against the Confederate
centre and left, can never be forgotten by those who heard it. Farther and farther round its awful thunders rolled as if nothing could stay it. Our brigade comrades of the Sixth North Carolina separated, from us in the manoeuvres of the day, had rushed in single handed and been smitten as with fire, and their gallant Colonel Fisher
and many of his men were no more.
and his glorious brigade were struggling like giants to withstand the fierce onslaught.