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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 18 0 Browse Search
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couldn't see it, and the Tenth were compelled to fall back behind the hill. The rebels, profiting by this unfortunate mistake, crossed the bridge in front of the Eighth and Ninth, and filing off under the bluff, escaped up a ravine. Night coming on, the only means left was to send a regiment around to one of the gaps to cut them off. The Eighth Michigan was accordingly despatched on this business. We lost, singular to say, but one man killed — William West, company C--and two wounded--Joseph Blair and James Hick — all of the same company. West was shot in the forehead by a Minie ball, and fell fighting bravely. The prisoners number about forty; among the number Captain James White, of Maysville. The Eighth Michigan cavalry, which was left on the field, it is expected will capture the greater part of the remainder. The rebel surgeon came in with their wounded and gave himself up; he reported that Pete Everett, the commander, was killed in the charge by company C. About two th
, and bivouacked north of Raymond, near General Carr's. General Blair's division of General Sherman's corps bivouacked at Raywithout bringing on a general engagement, and to notify General Blair what to do. battle of Champion Hill. It only remlock A. M., on the sixteenth, followed and supported by General Blair. General Osterhaus, on the middle road at six o'clock, s divisions, closing up the narrow space between them. General Blair had moved a brigade further to the right to support the to attack the enemy vigorously and press for victory --General Blair to support the former and General Carr the latter, holdral Carr's division was joined by General Osterhaus's. Generals Blair's and Smith's divisions rested some three miles south-gate of one thousand three hundred and thirty-four. Of General Blair's loss I am not advised, not having received a report fitle them to it. Not having received the reports of Generals Blair, Smith, and Quimby, I have been unable to furnish a mo