hen ordered to do so, the strength of the enemy's works rendering its capture almost impossible.
The truth is, no regiment or brigade can claim to have taken that battery, it was abandoned by the enemy during the night in pursuance of their plan of retreat, and fearing a flank movement next morning.
The courage and obstinacy with which that charge was made, may be inferred from the fact that the 1st North Carolina regiment lost nearly one-half of its effective force, and the 44th Georgia nearly two-thirds.
The following is a list of casualties among the 1st N. C. regiment's officers:
Killed: Maj. T L Skinner, Capt Jas A Wright, Lt. Grandie.
Wounded: Col M. S Stokes, leg broken, Lt. Col McDowell, in side; Capt Reeves, mortally, (since dead;) Lt Stokes, severely, Lt Moore, slightly, Lt H Fennell, slightly; Lt Carr, Lt Lyon, in knee.
The loss of officers in the 44th Georgia I am unable to furnish you. No troops could have behaved better than they did. Justice.