The battery with its brigade advanced from Birds Mill on the evening of the 18th, arriving at the intersection of the Lafayette and Chattanooga roads at daylight of the 19th, thence from several positions to this here. After sixty-four rounds of canister
and shell had been fired, the enemy rushed upon the battery in overwhelming numbers, compelling the infantry support to fall back, the men remained with the battery until the enemies bayonets were at their breast. Five guns fell into the enemy’s hands, one
was got safely off the field. One gun was subsequently recaptured. Lieut. Van Pelt and five men were killed, six seriously wounded and thirteen made prisoners. During the operations at Chattanooga, the battery occupied a position a position on Cameron Hill.