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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
ashville roads, his four brigades being deployed in the following order from left to right: Loomis, Manigault, Anderson and Chalmers along the railroad; five hundred metres behind the latter in second line was Cheatham, whose four brigades, under Vaughn, Maney, Stewart and Donelson, were also deployed and ready to support him. In order to facilitate the command, Polk had entrusted the right of these two lines to Cheatham and the left to Withers. The attack would thus be made by two masses, eachly wounded in the very midst of the enemy's battalions. Maney's brigade, which Cheatham had hurled on the right, became engaged with Roberts' troops without gaining ground; it had not, however, been as completely repulsed as those of Loomis and Vaughn. But a fresh danger was about to compel Sheridan to surrender to the Confederates part of the position which they had so unsuccessfully attacked in front. Davis had just been dislodged from the hospital, and his whole divison, as we have said