ross-fire from ambuscade.
Here the battle commenced in earnest.
In a short while our men were repulsed, but they rallied and drove the enemy across Fishing Creek into their fortifications.
The fight continued — the enemy in their fortifications for about an hour and a half, when the Federals were reenforced by three regiments, and our brigade was again repulsed, retreating to within two miles and a half of our fortifications at Mill Spring.
Here the brigade was reinforced by Newman's and White's regiments.
This was about eight o'clock A. M. With the assistance of the reinforcements, the brigade repulsed the enemy, driving them back to their fortifications.
Here the fight lasted until about twelve o'clock, when the enemy receiving additional force, the brigade was again repulsed, retreating back to their fortifications at Mill Spring, in confusion.
The fortifications were reached at about three o'clock. The enemy were then cannonaded for about three hours, when they retreated