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ral and Chief of Staff.
This order was executed at once.
Two brigades of Sheridan's division — Lytle's and Walworth's — were taken from the extreme right and moved, at the double-quick, to the support of General Thomas.
Simultaneously with this movement, and much to my surprise, Wood's division left the position it had in line of battle, on Davis's left, marching by the left flank, leaving a wide gap in the line.
An attempt was made by General Davis to fill up the space thus vacated.
Buell's brigade of Wood's division had scarcely marched more than its length when a most furious and impetuous assault was made by the enemy, in overwhelming numbers, on this portion of the line, the enemy's line of battle extending from a point beyond Brannan's right to a point far to the right of the Widow Glenn's house, and in front of the strong position just abandoned by General Sheridan's two brigades.
To resist this attack I had just two brigades of Davis's division, numbering about one th