, across which were seen the Federal infantry and batteries.
A terrible fire was now poured upon them, but without halting to reform the line, disintegrated and much reduced by the double quick through the woods, a charge was made upon a battery (Kern's) about three hundred yards distant (near Mitlock's house) supported by Seymour's brigade, the left brigade of McCall's division.
The impetuosity of the charge broke the enemy's line and for a time the battery was in Kemper's possession, but theer on the right) became engaged within the wood with the pursuing enemy, and drove him back into the field.
On the edge of this field Branch halted, where a projection of the wood placed him within range of the battery which Kemper had assaulted (Kern's), and opening fire upon it he succeeded in silencing it and driving off its cannoneers.
Strange, emerging on the field about this time, made a gallant charge on the position, and, after a sharp affair with its supports, took the battery and hel