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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.) (search)
d, as General Robinson, our division commander, lost a leg at that time and was obliged to leave the front. General Crawford was the physician at Fort Sumter when it was taken in 1861. formed a line of battle on the right of the railroad, and General Ayer, of the Second Division of our corps (the Fifth), formed on the left of the railroad. General Griffin's First Division (our corps) was in the rear tearing up the tracks, as we thus advanced towards Petersburg. We had proceeded about a mile and a half in dense woods, when Hill's Rebel Corps charged on us. (The Yellow house was behind us now.) Ayer's Division gave way, letting the enemy come around our left flank. There was nothing for us to do but to fall back or be captured. The Rebel line in front of us was within forty feet. The order was accordingly given to fall back. All were lying down flat on the ground at the time, the Rebels in the, same position, also, but ready to shoot as fast as we stood up. Colonel C. L. Pierson w
d, 23, 70. Arnold, Lilla E., 72. Arnold, L. Frank, 21, 23. Arnold, Mary Ella, 22. Arnold, William J., 12. Ashland, 12. Atchafalaya River, 52. Atlantic, The. 4. Augur, General, 58, 59, 60. Austin, Nathaniel, 82. Avery Salt Works, 56. Ayer's Division, 3. Ayer, General, 2. Bacon, Rev., Henry, 40. Bailey, Clarinda, 42, 43. Baily, Mrs., Kendall, 72. Baker, William A., 12. Banks, General N. P., 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Baptist Church, East Cambridge, 39. Barberry Ayer, General, 2. Bacon, Rev., Henry, 40. Bailey, Clarinda, 42, 43. Baily, Mrs., Kendall, 72. Baker, William A., 12. Banks, General N. P., 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Baptist Church, East Cambridge, 39. Barberry Lane, Land on, 73-85. Baton Rouge, 51, 53. Battle of Weldon Railroad, 2. Bayou, Boeuf, 53, 56. Bayou, Sara, 58. Bayou, Teche, 53, 54. Bean, George W., 12. Belding, Charles H., 12. Bell, 39. Bellfield, 7. Benedict Institute, Columbia, S. C., 31. Bennett, Adeline Frances, 69. Bennett, Clark, 40, 69, 75. Bennett, Hannah, 69. Bennett, Lydia, 48. Bennett, Oscar F., 48. Benz, August, 12. Berwick Bay, 53, 54. Berwick City, 54, 55. Beverly, Mass., 3. Bisland, Battle of, 55.