ht be in advance of mine.
To advance beyond the ridge now held by Edie's brigade involved a general engagement, or a retreat of the enemy, and I determined, therefore, to push forward my troops to that point in column, aad deploy for action.
Resuming the advance, Carlin was ordered to rove forward with the remainder of his division, and to form on the left of his Second Brigade, already in position.
Morgan was ordered to move rapidly by the main road, and, after crossing the creek at Chambers' Mill, to move to the left and take position on Carlin's right on the ridge — in taking position, to be guarded by the natural advantages of the ground.
Baird moving forward, closed upon Carlin's left in reserve.
These movements were promptly executed, notwithstanding the rough nature of the ground and the fire of artillery from the enemy's works, to which Morgan's division was frequently subjected.
By this time Prescott's battery had taken a good position on the ridge, and opened an exceed