The road to Ligneuville. The column of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion had just started to move down this road, in the direction of Ligneuville, when it came under fire from the left. Many of the Americans sought cover in the deep ditch on the right hand side of the road. Some tried to reach the forest to the right. The soldiers in the ditch surrendered and were herded back to the field west of the road near the crossroads.