It occupied a line of rifle-pits, strengthened by a redoubt, and covered by abatis.
Here the resistance was obstinate; for the Federal troops, commanded by an officer of tried courage, fought as soldiers usually do under good leaders, and time and vigorous efforts were required to drive them from their position.
But the resolution of Garland's and George B. Anderson's brigades, that pressed forward on the left through an open field, under a destructive fire; the admirable service of Carter's and Bondurant's batteries, and a skillfully combined attack upon the Federal left, under General Hill's direction, by Rodes's brigade in front, and that of Rains in flank, were finally successful, and the enemy abandoned their intrenchments.
Just then reinforcements were received from their second line, and they turned to recover their lost position.
But to no purpose — they were driven back, fighting, upon their second line-Couch's division at Seven Pines.
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