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d, and a small host of Major and Brigadier Generals. They were receiving their final instructions for the afternoon's field. Logan moved first and drew the first fire. In front of his second division was an open field, in it were the enemy's skirmishers — across in the woods his line of battle. At the bugle, the division fell into line of battle, deployed skirmishers, and swept across the field, driving the enemy in splendid style. General Logan accompanied the line. At the same time Herron, who had fallen back of the main road to allow Hooker to move to the right, moved on the double-quick to the left of Osterhaus, the two divisions pushing into the thick wood on the left of the Second; Dodge moved his command from the Ferry road down through the forest to fill up the space between the Fifteenth and the Oostenaula, his Fourth division, General Hatch, having the advance. After crossing the field, General Morgan L. Smith entered the wood, and pushed rapidly for the hills in his
lborn deserves credit for the energy and skill with which he conducted the advance. My regiment having had the advance on the first, was by the general order of march assigned to the rear on the second, and four companies, under command of Captain Herron, were detailed to guard the division train. On the arrival of the division in front of Selma, five additional companies were ordered in to picket the roads in the rear ,of the line of battle, and the remaining one company to support the battery. Captain Herron brought the train in safely. The companies on picket promptly repelled the advance of a brigade of the enemy which were threatening our rear, and each officer and man discharged the duty assigned him promptly and faithfully. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, C. G. Thompson, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Seventy-second Regiment Indiana Volunteers. N. Gaskill, Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant. Captain O. F. Bane, A. A. A. General. headquarters, First brigade,