kner from the right center commanded by Colonel Hieman.
The troops employed for this purpose were Illinois regiments — the Seventeenth, Major Smith, commanding; the Forty-eighth, Colonel Hayne; and the Forty-ninth, Colonel Morrison--covered by McAllister's battery.
They were placed under Hayne, who was the senior colonel.
Dashing across the intervening knolls and ravines, and up toward the battery, with great spirit, they found themselves confronted by superior numbers.
Their line not being nois, whose commander, Colonel John A. Logan, inspired his troops with such courage and faith by his own acts, that they stood like a wall opposed to the foe, and prevented a panic and a rout.
In the mean time the light batteries under Taylor, McAllister, and Dresser, shifting positions and continually sending heavy volleys of grape and canister shot, made the line of the assailants recoil again and again.
But the fresh troops continually pressing forward in greater numbers kept its strength u