Gordon had made a gallant advance and some progress, as also had Ripley and Colquitt's and Anderson's brigades.
Peninsula Campaign, p. 160. The task was, however, too great for their unaided strength, and having done all that men dare do, they were driven back with frightful loss—a loss, perhaps, of 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: