Just before 2 o’clock Johnson’s troops advanced from this line toward the northern crest. Gregg’s brigade was on the right and Johnson’s on the left. Four Napoleon guns from Dent’s battery and three guns from York’s were posted on Johnson’s line and two
of Dent’s guns with Gregg’s brigade. The latter gained the main ridge about 400 yards in front of this position and turn the right of Brannan’s line but was soon repulsed by the advance of Steedman’s division and fell back to this position. Supported on the
right and left it again assaulted. The fighting continued with severity until sundown. After the first general attack the line was driven back to its guns but Johnson’s troops and the right of Manigault’s again advanced. Soon after sunset Johnson followed
the withdrawal of Steedman to the northern foot of the main ridge and returning bivouacked the crest.