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accredited with three performances erroneously. He was not engaged, except slightly, on the first evening at the Wilderness; his troops did not hold their own on the 12th of May at Spotsylvania, and instead of achieving success at Jericho Ford, May 24th, as Pollard relates, his brigades (Lane's and McGowan's) behaved most disgracefully, and were replaced by Davis' and Cooke's troops of Heth's division. On page 522, in the biography of General Field, of Virginia, the historian relates that hitary of War with the accompanying note and the names of the brave captors. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, C. S. Venable, A. D. C. The Index is again mistaken when it says, Instead of achieving success at Jericho Ford May 24th, as Pollard relates, his brigades (Lane's and McGowan's) behaved most disgracefully and were replaced by Davis's and Cooke's troops, of Heth's division. The Thirty-seventh regiment alone of my brigade behaved badly on that occasion; but in just