The Rebellion Record; A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc Volume 10

The Rebellion Record; A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc Volume 10

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...of BrigadierGeneral Kershaw's brigade, then engaged with the enemy, the Tenth Georgia, Colonel Cummine, and the Thirty-second Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel Willis commanding, were ordered to advance. Very soon after, perceiving that the firing bore to our right, without waiting to communicate with the Maior-General, I moved in that direction with the Fifth Louisiana, Colonel Hunt. These three regiments found themselves confronting the enemy in the following order, from right to left: Fifth Louisiana, Thirty-second Virginia, Tenth Georgia. Having halted the Fifth Louisiana and re-formed it in the thick wood through which the advance had been made, and discovering troops not more than forty yards in front, and being necessarily uncertain as to whether they belonged to our army or that of the enemy, I directed private Maddox, company K, Fifti Louisiana, to advance and challenge, " Who are you?" to which the reply was, "Friends." Hearing this reply, I demanded, " What regiment?" and was answered, "Third Vermont;" whereupon the order was given to commence firing. After the firing had continued for some time with spirit, hearing firing immediately in our front at a distance of some hundred yards, and apprehending that our troops might become engaged with each other, it being then quite dark, I gave the orders to cease firing, to re-form the line, and for the men to rest on their arms. After thus resting for half an hour, the battle having terminated by the cessation of all firing, I, at about half past eight o'clock, conducted the Fifth Louisiana and the Thirty-second Virginia back to camp, whither the Tenth Georgia had Sst repaired. During the engagement Colonel Hunt, of the Fifth Louisiana, suggested a charge, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 754 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,320g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236536940
  • 9781236536945