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rders received, the men of Mahone's brigade of Virginians and Wright's brigade of Georgians, began to drop back from their places in the breastworks, one by one, into the cornfield in their rear, and, when they were well out of sight of the enemy, the line was formed and the two brigades marched to the Ragland House, The Ragland House stood on the west side of the plank-road and on the south side of the New Road, some three or four hundred yards in front of the present residence of Mr. John J. Cocke. were there halted, and the men were directed to divest themselves of knapsacks, blanket-rolls and other baggage; an order which to the veteran plainly bespoke serious work, and that in the near future. In a written statement made by Colonel Venable in 1872, referring to the carrying of the message from General Lee to General Mahone, he says: He sent me directly to General Mahone (saying that to save time the order need not be sent through General A. P. Hill), with the request th