Eleventh Connecticut Infantry,
Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, Commanding,
September 17, 1862.
This regiment opened the engagement on this part of the field on the morning of September 17. It was partially deployed in skirmishing order and preceded Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division, in an attack on the stone bridge. It descended the hill on the east and passed over this ground under a severe fire of Confederate artillery on the high ground west and infantry concealed in the woods, in pits, and behind stone fences, loose rocks and rails commanding the bridge and its approaches. The left and center reached banks of the stream. The right, the level ground between this and the bridge. Colonel Kingsbury was mortally wounded a few feet northwest of this. Captain John Griswold was killed in the stream opposite the end of the Rohrbach Lane, and after a severe contest in which the regiment suffered a loss of 139 killed and wounded, it retired to the shelter of the wooded ravine running north past this spur.