d my whole brigade as directed, the regiments being in the following order from right to left: Seventh, Thirty-third, Thirty-seventh, Eighteenth, Twenty-eighth.
In this position I threw forward skirmishers before advancing, Captain Williamson, with his four companies, being still on the right flank.
Mahone's brigade, under Colonel Weisiger, had formed about one hundred yards in our rear as a support.
Just here I received orders from General Early, through one of General Wilcox's couriers (Baily), to advance at once and rapidly.
To guard against a flank attack I ordered the Seventh regiment back at right angles to our general line and then had it moved forward, under Captain J. G. Harris, in the direction of Williamson's skirmishers.
When I ordered the general advance I notified Colonel Weisiger of the fact through my Adjutant-General, Captain Hale, and requested him to follow us in supporting distance.
My men, as usual, moved forward very handsomely and, encouraged by their offi