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Hardee was requested to send Granbury's Texan brigade to the help of our people, and to take command there himself.
These accessions soon decided the contest, and the enemy was driven down the hill.
A. sharp engagement was occurring at the same time on the crest of the mountain, where our right and center joined, between Pettus's brigade holding that point and troops of the Fourth Corps attacking it. The assailants were repulsed, however.
The vigor of this attack suggested the addition of Brown's brigade to Pettus's.
On the 9th a much larger force assailed the troops at the angle, and with great determination, but the Federal troops were defeated with a loss proportionate to their courage.
Assaults as vigorous and resolute were made at the same time on Stewart and on Bate, and were handsomely repulsed.
The Confederates, who fought under cover, had but trifling losses in these combats, but the Federal troops, fully exposed, must have lost heavily — the more because American sol