Index to the Micellanous Documents of the House of Representatives for the Second Session Ofthe Forty-Eighth Congress 1884-'85

Index to the Micellanous Documents of the House of Representatives for the Second Session Ofthe Forty-Eighth Congress 1884-'85

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...in the direction of Centreville, where we halted to rest for some time, and proceeded in tlie heat of the day toward the scene of battle, where we arrived about noon. Here we remained for a short time awaiting orders, when we were called to the front in company with the brigade to relieve others who had been there engaged with the enemy. It gives me great pleasure to be able to state that the regiment behaved exceedingly well. The conduct of the officers and men on this occasion as on the former one was creditable alike to themselves and their superior officers. The coolness, firmness, and courage displayed at this trying time is worthy of all admiration. Not an officer (seven only being present) 01 private flinched from his post when Hanked by the enemy until ordered to fall back by Acting Brigadier-General Taylor, whose presence, coolness, and good judgment inspired the officers and men witli the highest confidence in his ability as a commanding officer. We fell back, after considerable loss iu killed, wounded, and missing, to our former position. Our loss on this occasion, although severe, was Jiot as heavy as on the 27th. We slept on our arms for the night, and remained there till the next afternoon (Saturday, 30th), when we were ordered up to support a battery in front, where we were much exposed to the artillery tire of the enemy. At nigbt we fell back in good order to the bridge destroyed by the enemy within half a mile of thu battlefield and marched in the direction of Ceutreville, where we remained for the night, and camped there for some days afterward. In conclusion I have to state, generally, that at no time previous has the regiment acted in a more praiseworthy manner than on those days nbove referred to. Happily for the credit of...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236673091