formed beyond his column of attack.
But Longstreet had now swept away all organized opposition in his front.
Four divisions only of the Union army remained in their original position — Johnson, of McCook's corps; Palmer, of Crittenden's, and Baird and Reynolds, of Thomas's. Three had been cut off and swept away.
Longstreet's force separated them.
He says he urged Bragg to send Wheeler's cavalry in pursuit.
Strange to report, no pursuit was ordered.
An incident of the battle perhaps c left.
Some of Van Cleve's troops joined them, and fragments of Negley's.
General Thomas, ignorant of these movements and of the disaster to the right of the Union army, had again been attacked by Breckinridge and Forrest.
They were again in Baird's rear with increased force.
Thomas's reserve brigades, Willich, Grose, and Van Derveer, hurried to meet the attack.
After a fierce struggle the Confederates were beaten back.
Thomas, expecting the promised assistance of Sheridan, had sent Cap