The confederate guns on Prospect Hill were commanded by Captain Willy Pegram during the battle the union fire was, so fierce the gunners abandoned their guns. Captain Pegram wrapped himself in a confederate flag and walked among the guns to encourage his men to return to their cannons. They returned and kept the enemy at bay. So many artillery horses were killed here that the locals called it dead horse hill. During the battle there were about 40 guns on the hill.