eneral Hatch, and by the orders of General Thomas, who, on the 20th, had directed General Schofield to prepare to fall back to Columbia, the two divisions of General J. D. Cox and General George D. Wagner (the latter Newton's old division) were ordered to march to Lynnville — about half-way to Columbia — on the 22d.
On the 23d theCorps, told General Schofield that he believed he could carry the hill in his front, but doubted if he could hold it without assistance.
The ground in front of General Cox, on Couch's right, also offered grand opportunities for a successful assault.
Meantime the cavalry, on Cox's right, had made its way beyond the extreme left flCox's right, had made its way beyond the extreme left flank of the enemy, and was moving northward over the wooded hills direct to the rear of the extreme rebel left.
General Thomas, who had been making a reconnoissance, had no sooner reached Schofield's front than General McArthur, who commanded one of Smith's divisions, impatient at the long waiting, and not wanting to spend the se
Dungan; 10th, 23d, and 37th Va. Steuart's brigade), Lieut.-Col. S. H. Saunders.
Composition not clearly indicated. Brig.-Gen. John Echols.
[Consisted of Echols's, Wharton's, and Vaughn's brigades, the latter being dismounted cavalry.]
Rodes's division, Maj.-Gen. B. E. Bodes.
32d N. C.,----43d N. C.,----; 45th N. C.,----; 53d N. C.,----; 2d N. C. Batt'n,----. Cook's Brigade.
4th Ga.,----; 12th Ga.,----; 21st Ga.,----; 44th Ga.,----. Cox's Brigade: 1st N. C.,----; 2d N. C.----; 3d N. C.,----; 4th N. C.,----; 14th N. C.,----; 30th N. C.,----. Battle's Brigade: 3d Ala.,----; 5th Ala.,----; 6th Ala.,----; 12th Ala.,----; 61st Ala.,----.
Ramseur's division, Maj.-Gen. S. D. Ramseur.
Lilley's Brigade: 13th Va.,----; 31st Va.,----; 49th Va.,----; 52d Va.,----; 58th Va.,----. Johnston's Brigade.
5th N. C.,----; 12th N. C.,----; 20th N. C.,----; 23d N. C.,----. Lewis's Brigade: 6th N. C.,----; 21st N. C.,----; 54th N. C.,----;