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Page 86 - Lee spurred his horse through an opening in the trenches and followed close on their line as it moved rapidly forward. The men did not perceive that he was going with them until they had advanced some distance in the charge; when they did, there came from the entire line,
Page 156 - the battery in position on the enemy's side of the crest of the Crater; a portion of the leading brigade passed over the crest and attempted to reform. It was at this period that they found they were being killed by musket-shots from the rear, fired by the Confederates who were still occupying the traverses and
Page 86 - Go back, General Lee! Go back!' Some historians like to put this in less homely words; but the brave Texans did not pick their phrases. 'We won't go unless you go back!' A sergeant seized his bridle rein. The gallant
Page 119 - We had not long to wait. A cloud of dust in our front told of the hurried advance of cavalry, and the next moment the glitter of spur and scabbard revealed to us a long line of horsemen, rapidly deploying under cover of a wood that ran
Page 156 - However, Col. Marshall yelled to the Second brigade to move forward, and the men did so, jumping, sliding and tumbling into the hole, over the debris of material, and dead and dying men, and huge blocks of solid clay. They were followed by Gen. Bartlett's brigade. Up
Page 119 - determined our enemy to feel us first with a small portion of his command, and on came at a sweeping gallop a gallant company of troopers, with as confident an air as though all that was necessary was that they should 'come' and 'see,' in order to 'conquer.
Page 53 - As the troops, advancing upon the enemy's front and right, converged upon his central position, Anderson effected a junction with Jackson's corps, and the whole line pressed irresistibly on. The enemy
Page 144 - lines. We must carry his position immediately by assaulting it. If we don't carry it by the first attack we will renew the attack as long as there is a man of us left or until the works are ours. Much depends upon prompt, vigorous, simultaneous movements.
Page 156 - by the noise and shock of the explosion, and during the interval before the attack, had recovered their equanimity, and when the Union troops attempted to reform on the enemy's side of the Crater, they had faced about and delivered a fire into the backs of our men. This coming so unexpectedly caused the forming line to fall back into the Crater.