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t conceptions of the war. The reader will not fail to remark the evidence which General Crittenden's report affords of the fallacy of representing the South as having been prepared by supplying herself with the materiel necessary for war. The heart of even a noble enemy must be moved at the spectacle of citizens defending their homes, with muskets of obsolete patterns and shotguns, against an invader having all the modern improvements in arms. The two regiments constituting the advance were Battle's Twentieth Tennessee and the Fifteenth Mississippi, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel E. C. Walthall. With dauntless courage they engaged the whole array of the enemy, and drove him from his first position. When at length our forces fell back to their entrenched camp, it was with sullen determination, and the pursuit was so cautious that whenever it ventured too near it was driven back by our rear guard. The valiant advance—the Fifteenth Mississippi and Twentieth Tennessee—bore the burden
soon as Grant's movement was known, Lee's troops were put in motion. Ewell's corps moved on the Stone Turnpike, and Hill's corps on the plank road, into which Longstreet's force also came from his camp near Gordonsville. Ewell's corps crossed Mine Run and encamped at Locust Grove, four miles beyond, on the afternoon of the 4th. On the morning of the 5th it was again in motion, and encountered Grant's troops in heavy force at a short distance from the Old Wilderness Tavern, and Jones's and Battle's brigades were driven back in some confusion. Early's division was ordered up, formed across the pike, and moved forward. It advanced through a dense pine thicket and, with other brigades of Rodes's division, drove the enemy back with heavy loss, capturing several hundred prisoners and gaining a commanding position on the right. Meantime Johnson's division, on the left of the pike and extending across the road to Germania Ford, was heavily engaged in front, and Hays's brigade was sent t
were immediately hurled upon the flank of the advancing columns. But Evans's brigade of Gordon's division, on the extreme left of our infantry, was forced back through the woods from behind which it had advanced by a column, which followed to the rear of the woods and within musket range of seven pieces of Braxton's artillery. Braxton's guns stood their ground and opened with canister. The fire was so well directed that the column staggered, halted, and commenced falling back. Just then Battle's brigade moved forward and swept through the woods, driving the enemy before it, while Evans's brigade was rallied and cooperated. Our advance was resumed, and the enemy's attacking columns, the Sixth and Nineteenth Corps, were thrown into great confusion and fled from the field. General Early exclaims, It was a grand sight to see this immense body hurled back in utter disorder before my two divisions, numbering very little over five thousand muskets! This affair occurred about 11 A. M.
hama (ship), 210, 211. Baker's Creek, Battle of, 341-343, 346. Baldwin, General, 25, 334, 339. Banks, General N. P., 67, 88, 89, 90, 96, 97, 114, 212, 251,253, 275, 335, 351, 352, 455,456, 457, 458. Commander of New Orleans, 242, 638. Barksdale, General, William, 295-96, 301, 377. Barnes, Surgeon-General (U. S.), 513. Barney, Lt. John N., 165, 169. Barnwell, Lieutenant, 589, 595. Barron, Capt., Samuel, 62-63. Barry, Col. William S., 329. Barton, General, 428, 459. Battle, General, 18, 434, 449. Baxter, Governor of Arkansas, 642. Beale, General, 512. Beaufort (tug), 165, 166. Beauregard, Gen. P. G. T., 29, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 59, 177, 345,429, 430, 431,432,479, 480, 481, 485, 491,530, 533, 534, 536, 575, 586. Report on first day of battle of Shiloh, 48-50, 53. Retreat to Tupelo, 60. Surrender of Command, 60-61. Letter from Davis concerning Hood's campaign into Tennessee, 482. Conference with Davis in Greensboro, N. C.,