Congressional Edition Volume 2793

Congressional Edition Volume 2793

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Virginia Infantry. Hdqrs. Fifty-fourth Virginia Regiment, Camp near Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25, 18G3. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part my regiment took iiu the battles of the 19th anil 20th instant, near Cnickamauga Creek: On the evening of the 18th, as we approached the creek from La Fayette the enemy was discovered in a large corn-field on the opposite side. Our battery was put in position, and the brigade formed in line of battle to the left on a rocky ridge. A brisk skirmish was kept up until after dark, in which a portion of General Grade's brigade was engaged. My regiment was afterward moved down near the creek and put into position below Colonel Kelly's brigade, in order to support him in the event of an attack during the night. On the morning of the 19th, at an early hour, I crossed the creek and rejoined the brigade, which I found forming in line on the north side and not far from the creek. After remaining in line for an hour or more, we were moved across a ridge in our front and a new line established, the left resting nearly on the creek. While there the enemy opened with a battery in our front and threw a few shells, which passed beyond my right and did some damage to the Sixth Florida. The brigade was next moved by the right flank nearly half a mile and a new line formed on the comb of the ridge parallel with the road, where we remained for several hours, during which time the heavy firing which began on onr riglvt had gradually approached our trout, and about 12 m. the enemv opened on us with a battery located above tlie corn-field immediately in our front, and at intervals (luring the afternoon threw shell and shot all around us, without. Qoing any damage to my regiment except a more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486072
  • 9781236486073