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n along the front and left flank of the enemy's position, while from the creek to the battery was covered with abattis.
The position was most formidable.
The assault was made by Pender's brigade, of A. P. Hill's division, on the right, and by Ripley's brigade on the right in front.
Gen. Pender's brigade had been thrown out in advance, in observation on the enemy's left, when Ripley's brigade coming up, Gen. D. H. Hill ordered two of Gen. Ripley's regiments — the Forty-fourth Georgia and theRipley's brigade coming up, Gen. D. H. Hill ordered two of Gen. Ripley's regiments — the Forty-fourth Georgia and the First North-Carolina--to operate on the right with Gen. Pender, while the Forty-eighth Georgia and the Third North-Carolina remained in front.
Gen. Lee then ordered the battery to be charged.
The attempt was made.
They all moved forward to the attack together.
They cleared the rifle-pits and gained the creek, within one hundred yards of the battery; but there was still the creek and the abattis to cross.
The fire of shot, shell, canister and musketry from the enemy's works was, meanwhile