e's Brigade was brought six miles from the right to charge the enemy in the trenches as they did most triumphantly.
Here, too, havoc was made among the best and bravest of our brigade.
I have not time or space to tell of our picket losses and of the sufferings of the trenches.
Early in March, 1865, we were ordered to Lee's extreme right at Hatcher's Run.
Then commenced the preliminaries of the retreat, strong guards near Burgess's Mill, where the plank road crossed our line.
On the 28th of March the firing became hot and heavy, we felt that something had given way on our left.
Sheridan's mounted infantry (miscalled cavalry) was bearing on Five Forks, and General Pickett was advanced to that point at the head of Gravelly Run fork, on the White Oak road; and General Meade's corps of 25,000 men was advancing in our front across Arthur's creek.
Ransom's and Hunton's brigades were taken from our division, to reinforce Pickett at Five Forks and Evans' old brigade, of South Carolina,