not less than 2,000 men.
Just as Hill drew off his shattered brigades, Magruder ordered in his forces on Hill's right.
The brigades of Armistead, Wright, Mahone, G. T. Anderson, Cobb, Kershaw, Semmes, Ransom, Barksdale and Lawton threw themselves heavily, not all at once, but in succession, against their courageous and impregnably posted foes.
Cobb's command included the Fifteenth North Carolina under Colonel Dowd.
Ransom's brigade was solely a North Carolina one—the Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clark; the Twenty-fifth, Colonel Hill; the Twenty-sixth, Colonel Vance; the Thirty-fifth, Colonel Ransom; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur. General Hill says of General Magruder's assault:
I never saw anything more grandly heroic than the advance after sunset of the nine brigades under Magruder's orders.
Unfortunately, they did not move together and were beaten in detail.
As each brigade emerged from the woods, from fifty to one hundred guns opened upon it, tearing great gaps in its rank