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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The defence of battery Gregg-General Lane's reply to General Harris. (search)
rs before coming forward to claim all the honors of the defence of Fort Gregg for my brigade of North Carolinians, to the exclusion of his Mississippians and the gallant Louisiana artillerists. The facts are these: I, as early as the 10th day of April, 1865, at Appomattox Court-house, in my last official report, stated that a part of my command retreated to Battery Gregg, which was subsequently attacked by an immense force, and fell after the most gallant and desperate defence. On the 20th May, 1867, I furnished information about my command to General Lee, at his request, through General Wilcox, and called attention to the fact that Harris's brigade had been given in print all the credit of that gallant affair, when the honor really belonged to my brigade, Chew's battery, and Walker's supernumerary artillerists, and not to Harris's brigade --not meaning, of course, that none of Harris's brigade were in the fort, as a copy of Lieutenant Snow's letter accompanied my statement. I afte
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battery Gregg-reply to General N. H. Harris. (search)
tillerists, that others who at this late date now come forward and claim all the honors of that occasion, should have remained utterly silent. General Harris refers to General Lane's official report, found in the January number, 1877, of the Southern Historical Society Papers, and on examining that I find it — the report — is dated April 10, 1865, eight days, and not fifteen years, after the battle. The same number has a letter addressed to myself by General Lane on this subject, dated May 20,, 1867, a few days over two years subsequent, and the letters of the four officers of Lane's brigade, before referred to, are dated in June, 1867. And again, General Harris says, on same page: Sufficient for me to say that what has appeared heretofore has not been printed by any one connected with the brigade, or at their instance; and singularly there has been a great unanimity on the part of foe, friend and stranger in giving the credit of that defence to Harris's brigade. If we examine t