General Johnston, having put it in position, rode back to Cleburne and moved his brigade to Buckland's front.
By the returns, Cleburne's brigade was the largest, having 2,750 effectives.
Cleburne's division was engaged and its dead and wounded were abandoned as it gave ground.
At this juncture a courier from Cleburne dashed up with orders for us to retire.
Gen. Cleburne was a better fighter than speaker, and yet his oratory was sometimes very effective.
Cleburne and Cheatham were both moved close to Breckinridge.
This advance was the attack upon Cleburne's brigade reported by General Hardee.
Cleburne, with four brigades, was deployed before Palmer and Johnson.
At length Breckinridge and Cleburne opened the fight, and then it raged with desperate, bloody obstinacy, until late afternoon.
The fighting was heavy, stubborn and fierce, and its brunt was borne by Walker, Hood and Cleburne.