to Gregg's division.
While the latter, supported by a battery of artillery under the immediate direction of the corps commander, was to push the enemy along the Ashby's Gap road, Buford, who was on the right, was ordered to menace his flank, so as to compel him to fall back upon the defile.
Before eight o'clock, Vincent's brigade and the artillery, taking the advance, attacked the positions that Stuart had occupied with his three brigades for the last two days on a small stream called Cromwell Creek.
Pleasonton's artillery soon silenced the Confederate guns, and the latter, finding themselves attacked by infantry, abandoned their positions so precipitately that they left two dismounted pieces in the hands of the assailants—trophies which were the more precious to them as being the first that had thus been captured by main force from Stuart's batteries.
Then Kilpatrick, with his fine brigade of cavalry, pushing forward to the front, presses close upon the enemy and takes possession