All four of Heard's militia line the banks of the stream between the bridge and Shoemaker's Hill. All militia have carefully loaded muskets and are placed on HOLD orders to react to British initial movements.
As lead elements of the British column reach the battlefield, Heard springs into action. The rifles cross the stream and threaten the British left while Heard's brigade wades across the stream. The Americans will take the fight to the British!
The militia unload their muskets into the Redcoats but few casualties are suffered. Can Heard get more than one volley out of his militiamen before they retire?
With word of Nixon's Brigade on the way, Heard prepares his speed bump at the stream. The Redcoats are coming on thick. Dense formations are prepared to brush the rebels away with cold steel.
|Give 'em cold steel!|
Two more American regiments are scattered as the British charge home. This engagement may be over before it gets started! Nixon's Brigade is hurrying to stop the British advance as Parson's Brigade reaches the field.
|Action looking from the south|
|British advance on the left|
While the British assault upon the hill has stalled, the Redcoats attack the Rebel right. Even though reinforced by the timely arrival of support from a regiment of Continentals, can the militia hold the field?
|Redcoats charge into the field|