idge, to be ready to enter the battle as soon as the attack by Richardson should open the way. To meet these orders skirmishers were advanced, and Tidball's battery, by piece, using canister, to drive back the Confederate sharp-shooters.
The Fifth Corps (General Porter's) was ordered to be ready for like service.
When Richardson swung his line up along the crest at the Piper House, Pleasonton advanced troopers and batteries, crossed the bridge at a gallop by the Fifth Regular Cavalry, Farnsworth's brigade, Rush's brigade, two regiments of the Fifth Brigade under B. F. Davis, and the batteries of Tidball, Robertson, Hains, and Gibson.
The batteries were put into action under the line of skirmishers, that were reinforced by Sykes's division of the Fifth and Tenth Infantry under Lieutenant Poland.
General Hill seized a musket and by example speedily collected a number of men, who joined him in reinforcing the line threatened by this heavy display.
The parts of brigades under G
tead falls by the side of the Federal guns
the Federal cavalry charge of General Farnsworth
the commander falls with five mortal wounds
could the assaulting columngade of cavalry was in rear of my right, threatening on the Emmitsburg road.
Farnsworth's brigade took position between Merritt's and close on my right rear.
As the attack failed, General Kilpatrick put his cavalry brigade under General Farnsworth on the charge through the infantry detachment in rear of my right divisioabama, and Bachman's and Reilly's batteries were looking for that adventure.
Farnsworth had a rough ride over rocks and stone fences, but bore on in spite of all, cumed captives equal to their loss.
Kilpatrick's mistake was in not putting Farnsworth in on Merritt's left, where he would have had an open ride, and made more trors Guard, 1st Ohio, Co. C, Capt. Samuel N. Stanford. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond; 5th N. Y., Maj. John Hammond; 18th Pa.