prising Parsons' and McRae's two brigades, one 1868 strong, and the other numbering 1227 men; of Fagan's brigade, with about eighteen hundred men; of Marmaduke's division of cavalry, 1750 strong; and was to be made at daybreak—by Price in the centre, against the redoubt on the Cemetery road; by Fagan on the right, against Fort Hindman.
The cavalry formed the left of the army; Marmaduke was to d.
A deep ravine, then a series of abatis, and three successive lines of half-bastions, separate Fagan from Fort Hindman: none of these obstacles, however, can stop him; his soldiers climb the steep McRae to rally his scattered troops as much as possible and to attack Fort Hindman, before which Fagan's brigade is still to be found.
But this double movement is productive of disastrous results.
aining serious losses, he finds himself obliged to look for refuge near the position occupied by Fagan.
The attack has been a failure.
At ten o'clock Holmes gives the signal for retreat.