only trending to the Confederate rear.
Wood's men were badly repulsed; he had in a few minutes over 800 killed.
While this attack was going on, Newton's and Stanley's divisions of my corps near New Hope Church were attempting to divert attention by a strong demonstration, but the Confederates there behind their barricades didm his right, he would have done a wise act, and!
（Sherman) was compelled to presume that such was his object.
On the afternoon of the 20th, Kirby's brigade of Stanley's division was holding Bald Knob, a prominent knoll in our front.
The Confederates, using artillery and plenty of riflemen, suddenly, just about sundown, made aat Bald Knob on the morrow without fail.
I ordered General Wood on the right of the Knob to have his left brigade (Nodine's) ready under arms before sunrise, and Stanley to have Kirby's brigade there in front and to the left of the Knob also under arms and prepared to make an assault.
One of Wood's artillery officers spent the ni