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Kirk despatched note of the attack after which ordered the thirty fourth Illinois to Johnson to counter- fled. "A They too additionally a lot for broke and whole panic prevailed," wrote Colonel William H. Gibson, who used to be com- regiment by no means wavered," he wrote, manding Willich's brigade in his absence. "Teams, ambulances, horsemen, footmen complicated until eventually they closed with and attaches of the military, black and white, enemy and it turned a hand-to-hand struggle. The stability of my line now turned fixed on horses and mules, have been speeding engaged and fought such a lot bravely opposed to frightened odds. No different evidence is required of the fierceness of the clash at this aspect and Brigadier common James E. Rains's bri- assault the solitary "but oncoming Confederates. "This gradually the to the rear within the wildest confusion. " gade swept round the Federal correct flank. within the attack, Rains was once shot from his horse, the obdurate tenacity with which our males a couple of half a few of these regiments have been shot down prior to yielding an inch of flooring. " Kirk known as for aid from Willich's mortally wounded, yet his fought, than the truth that significantly To make brigade, however the leaderless troops have been con- oc within the enemy's rear. Routed Federals be- fused and not able to reply. got here intermingled with the advancing Con- The battling was once short yet ferocious. 5 color-bearers of the thirty fourth Illinois have been killed in quickly succession earlier than the Confederates seized the colours and driven the Federal regiment again. Kirk's troops fired a number of volleys point-blank into the massed grey in- fantry, however the Confederates stored using forward, their casualties littering the floor at the back of them. The Confederates reached Kirk's line first. It held for just a jiffy, then broke. the lads panicked. Kirk wound that six months later may take his lifestyles. As he used to be being carried to the rear, he shouted to his males to himself sustained a get out or be captured To through the Confederates. Kirk's correct, the Confederates had males driven on. issues worse for the beleaguered Federals, the accomplice cavalrymen of Brigadier normal John the Union federates Wharton rounded flank at a gallop — and wreaked hav- a state of affairs that spelled catastrophe for common Willich. whilst Willich rode again in the course of the chaos to discover his brigade, he stumbled on himself shouting orders to a bunch of squaddies he concept have been his. He was once unsuitable. virtually instantly, the Confederates shot his horse and took even though first him prisoner. the competition was once asymmetric in those mins of conflict, males on each side fought with nice braveness. whereas pursuing Willich's troops, Sergeant A. Sims, a colour- bearer of the tenth Texas ry, was once startled whilst Dismounted Caval- a fleeing Federal colour- bearer became and faced him. Sims rushed ahead, planted his banner ft of his enemy and lunged for the on the man's it ordinary along with his loose hand. At that quick, simply as Willich's either color-bearers have been shot, and a soldier stacked palms.