the attack until Rosecrans could atone for his former negligence by skilfully changing his entire front to meet the danger.
The Confederates attacked again with renewed fury and though unable to gain an important point, the Round Forest, fully expected a Federal retreat next day. Rosecrans, however, declared in council his intention to win or be killed on the spot, and next morning he actually accomplished his original purpose, turning Bragg's right and compelling him to retreat.
The struggle had been fierce; the carnage equalled only at Shiloh. 10,000 were lost on each side, and from one Confederate regiment of 425 men, 306 were killed. In effect, Stone River was a drawn battle.