(September 17, 1862.)
Early in the day several brigades of this command were sent to the vicinity of the Dunkard Church in support of Jackson's Command.
At about 9:15 A.M., French's Division, and shortly thereafter Richardson's Division of Federal Infantry, assaulted the position occupied by a portion of this command at the Bloody Lane. The fighting at this point, which was of a desperate character involving heavy losses on both sides, ceased early in the afternoon.
Between 1 and 3 P.M., the position of D. R. Jones' Division, covering the Burnside Bridge, was assaulted and finally carried by the Ninth Corps.
At about 3 P.M., Jones' Division, assisted by A. P. Hill's Division of Jackson's Command, succeeded in checking the advance of the enemy.