On october 28th and the next the attack was continued. The infantry moved behind a protective screen of artillery often only 75 yards to their front in skillfully coordinated moves. At last the town was cut in two, the confused enemy found itself cut off with no path of escape. Routed and demoralized by the accurate artillery fire and the skill with which each unit functioned, the entire remaining elements of the garrison surrendered.
The city hall had fallen, and Maizières-lès-Metz was firmly in American hands. An entire enemy battalion had been destroyed, while the 90th suffered only 55 casualties.