jor-General H. G. Wright succeeded him in command.
Early on the morning of the 12th a general attack was made on the enemy in position.
The Second Corps, Major-General Hancock commanding, carried a salient of his line, capturing most of [Edward] Johnson's division of Ewell's corps and twenty pieces of artillery.
But the resistannemy had reenforced Petersburg with a single brigade from any source.
The night was clear — the moon shining brightly — and favorable to further operations.
General Hancock, with two divisions of the Second Corps, reached General Smith just after dark, and offered the service of these troops as he (Smith) might wish, waiving rankposed knew best the position of affairs, and what to do with the troops.
But instead of taking these troops and pushing at once into Petersburg, he requested General Hancock to relieve a part of his line in the captured works, which was done before midnight.
By the time I arrived the next morning the enemy was in force.