The following day, the 11th work continued all along the line. Not only work to improve the defenses but also a realignment of troops. The Louisianans of Harry Hayes old brigade were moved from their position near the East Angle to take Doles position. (C) The attack the previous afternoon had highlighted weaknesses all along the line. In the front line work began on traverses, strategically placed to provide flank protection for the defenders. It was also realized that a backup line was needed. So, back behind the line, the second line that Rodes had built behind his right was extended. Tying into that line, and placed along the reverse slope of the ridge, it was extended all the way to the West McCoull Lane that afternoon.
The weather that day, a particularly in the afternoon was dark and rainy. While this made the trenches a muddy miserable place the brigade had some fortune smile on it. Quite a few tents had been abandoned by the Federal 6th Corps at the Wilderness. These tents would be put to good use during the rainy night ahead.
Later that afternoon, Col. Terry, commanding the 4th Virginia which was the right regiment of the brigade was given a special assignment. (D) He was to take a select group of roughly 200 men out through the abatis, past the skirmish line, and advance as far as he could until the resistance became too strong. Fortunately for those chosen this mission was cancelled and everything returned to the normal routine.
Throughout the night sounds of movement were heard out well beyond the skirmish line. However although apparently a large force whether its purpose was assembly or a movement it was impossible to tell.