heavy cannonade on land front
Sherman assaults with Blair and Steele's divisions
troops reach the parapet, but are repelled
The rebel fire was hot, and the national loss severe.
Steele's division, on Sherman's extreme right, was not close enough to att was placed at the head of this road, with Tuttle in support, while Steele was left to make his attack at a point in his own front, about half, as he showed himself along the parapet or in the rifle-trench.
Steele's artillery had been placed in position on the abandoned outworks oe the same as in the assault on Sherman's left.
The main effort of Steele's right was directed against a water-battery, at the mouth of a cregade, of Tuttle's division, which had as yet been in reserve, while Steele was hotly engaged on the right, and heavy firing was going on, all ng party, and remained, but the column was shattered and repelled.
Steele, too, passed through a scathing fire—clouds of musket-balls descend