exhausted all its long-range ammunition, had been retired from its position in the afternoon, to a commanding ridge about one hundred and fifty yards in rear of Russell's house and on the right of the Perryville road supported by three companies of the Michigan Mechanics and Engineers, commanded by Major Hopkins.
I ordered Captain Loomis to reserve his canister for close work.
This battery opened fire and repulsed this wicked attack for the first time.
I then went to the point where the Dixieville and Springfield road crosses the Maxville and Perryville road. Near this point I met Captain Hoblitzell with a brigade of General Robert B. Mitchell's division, coming to reinforce us. This brigade was commanded by Colonel Gooding, of the Twenty-second Indiana, and consisted of his own regiment, the Fifty-ninth and Seventy-fifth Illinois, and Captain O. F. Pinney's Fifth Wisconsin battery.
I ordered the posting of his infantry, and then placed Captain Pinney's battery in position near the