They formed the phalanx, and were divided into 6 brigades (raEets), probably on the territorial system.
It was during this struggle that Lord Uxbridge launched two of his cavalry brigades on the enemy; and the "Union brigade" catching the French infantry unawares rode over them, broke them up, and drove them to the bottom of the slope with the loss of two eagles.
In second line were two brigades and the cavalry (dismounted).
Morgan's brigades made a raid on Mount Sterling and captured it; in March General Pegram made a raid into Pulaski county; in March 1864 General N.
Etna, three infantry brigades, four battalions of Bersaglieri and six battalions of Alpini.