their treacherous faces.
As the ponderous battle-line of the Sixth corps swings into level in their front, it sends a volley in greeting that thins those faces even as a wind of autumn rushing through an oak. General Ricketts is on the left, General Wright next, General Neill, of the Second division, whose iron brigade is made up of men who never flinched a desperate strait, holds the right of the line in support.
The fighting — who shall describe it?
Not a thousand men can be seen at once,e.
Here is the Sixth corps--what you can see of it — plunging on, firing continually, tumbling over branches and limbs, sinking waist deep in swamps, fighting with its might and bleeding at at every pore.
The troops of the First division, under Wright, are martyred for a time in a ravine swept by musketry in front, and by a cross-fire of artillery from right and left.
The few guns that we have posted to the left have funeral voices for our enemy on the ridge, perishing beneath their fire in s
un the fight in earnest — Griffin is pressing on. Wadsworth, and Robinson, and Crawford are going in; the latter on the left, supported by Getty, is advancing toward the enemy at Parker's store.
Behind Crawford and Getty, who are on the Orange Court-house road, is the junction of that and the Brock road, up which, from the directe been sorely pressed, and which have been spiked and abandoned.
We hear that Crawford's division of Pennsylvania Reserves, sent forward to Parker's store to check t front we can hear a louder conflict gathering and growing on the left.
There Crawford has been driven back; there the enemy are pressing in hordes down the turnpiked corps.
General Warren's command was still reduced to the two divisions of Crawford and Griffin and a brigade of Robinson's, General Wadsworth and Robinson being forces, swinging on the left like a pivot, pushed on in advance of Griffin and Crawford, leaving a gap there.
The flank thus exposed was at once supported by General