osser's brigades filling up the space to the right, with two batteries of horse artillery of four guns each — Hart's and Thomson's — stationed at convenient points on the line.
In this position I awaited Sheridan's attack, having kept scouts welld dark five distinct and determined assaults were made upon us, making seven in all. I had placed two brass howitzers of Thomson's battery just in the rear of our line, not far to the right of the angle, in the open field.
As there was no protectioommanding the artillery battalion, to have the survivors withdrawn to a place of safety, and had to rely upon Hart's and Thomson's guns stationed farther to the right.
The attacking forces would spread out, and at times open fire along our entire fents and three battalions.
The horse artillery, with Hampton at Trevilian, were three batteries, Hart's South Carolina, Thomson's Virginia, and one other Virginia battery.
The strength of Hampton's forces cannot be given accurately, but is estimat