Three months had passed since General Ross's attempt to seize the bridge at Tea Room Junction (See report here) and both Faraway and Origawn had made use of the time to get their armies into shape while patrols watched the borderline. At last the word came: "The Blues are on the march, looks like they're heading towards the stone bridge over the Little Bluetaip River." General Turner ordered all units within a day's march to rendezvous there and then led the Brooklyn Regiment forward himself.
As they came in view of the bridge, they could see the dust columns across the river. It was going to be a close thing.
|A small wood near the bridge became the centre of fighting. The Brooklyn Regiment waited until news arrived that the two other columns were at hand, then they fixed bayonets and proceeded to drive back the enemy riflemen bur not without heavy losses.
|By midday, the armies were all on the field and the fighting began in earnest.
|An attempt by the Grey's to retake the central wood was repulsed with heavy losses, but if they could just hang on to the bridge till dusk, reinforcements should be at hand.
|But, it was a forlorn hope after all. The Fusiliers unleashed a heavy volley and the battalion broke and ran.
|Balloon's eye view of the field as the battle ended.