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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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r this reason, I presume, General Winder ordered us to halt. We shortly afterward retired to a position in front of the house just mentioned. We lay there upon our arms all night, in the midst of the enemy's dead and wounded. During the charge, the fire of the enemy was, at times, quite severe; and at one point, three of the men in the battalion were wounded within a few moments of each other. They were: First Sergeant Everett, and Fourth Sergeant McFarland, of company A, and private Lewis Beckman, of company C. Sergeant Everett was shot through the bladder, and has since died. He was an old soldier, although not an old man, thoroughly acquainted with his duties, and uniformly diligent in the discharge of them. I believe he has left no braver and no better soldier behind him. His loss is irreparable to his company. On Saturday, the twenty-eighth of June, the battalion rejoined the brigade, and remained with it at Cold Harbor all day. On Sunday, the twenty-ninth of June