Favored by a moon but little past the full, he brought forward two fresh brigades, — Field's and Stafford's, and Pegram's battery, — crossed the creek, and continued the pursuit.
Banks's corps, however, had, in its retreat, met Ricketts's division of McDowell's corps, accompanied by Pope in person, and followed also by the leading troops of Sigel's corps.
About one and a half miles beyond Cedar Creek the Confederate advance found itself close in front of a strong line of battle, composed of Ricketts's four brigades, with four batteries of artillery.
Pegram's four guns were pushed to the front, and, at close canister range, opened upon the enemy.
They were replied to by a dozen guns, but continued the action until they were practically cut to pieces.
It was now nearly midnight, and Jackson, having learned from the cavalry of the capture of prisoners from Sigel's corps, was constrained to halt for the night.
By morning he found that the greater part of Pope's army
Hill, A. P.Branch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thomas7
JacksonWinder, Jones, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6
Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4
Total 2d Corps4 Divisions19 Brigades, 24 Batteries, 100 Guns24
ArtilleryPendletonPendleton's Reserve, 58 Guns12
CavalryStuartHampton, Lee F., Robertson, 14 Guns3
Aggregate2 Corps, 10 Divisions43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67
1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4
HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hartsuff2
MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4
2d CorpsRichardsonCaldwell, Meagher, Brooke2
SumnerSedgwickGorman, Howard, Dana2
FrenchKimball, Morris, Weber3
5th CorpsMorellBarnes, Griffin, Stockton3
PorterSykesBuchanan, Lovell, Warren3
HumphreysHumphreys, Tyler, Allabach2
6th CorpsSlocumTorbert, Bartlett, Newton4
FranklinSmith, W. F.Hancock, Brooks, Irwin3
CouchDevens, Howe, Cochrane4
9th CorpsWillcox, O. B.Christ, Welsh2