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But Gilbert Check's battalion pressed the attack and by 1825 had seized the first long ridge 500 yards west of Haman;

by 2000 it had secured half of the old battle position on the higher ridge beyond, its objective, one mile west of Haman. Two hundred yards short of the crest on the remainder of the ridge, the infantry dug in for the night. [24-61]