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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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, and it would have been folly to have left the right open. Gen. McClellan was where his duty called him. I saw him in the field during the Sunday fight, and afterward he rode along the entire battle-front. During his progress he was greeted with great enthusiasm. It was a splendid ovation. I neglected to mention that we lost no general officer, but had two wounded. But our loss in regimental, field and line officers, was very severe. Among our captives we have Gen. Pettigrew and Col. Champ Davis, of South-Carolina, Col. Long, formerly of the regular army, and several other distinguished Southerners. Sunday night our troops again slept on the battle-field, and will continue to do so until we advance into Richmond. It is a grand satisfaction, permit me to say in conclusion, that Sedgwick's splendid division fought and gloriously thrashed the famous Hampton legion. More than a hundred of them are buried on this field. But they fought long, and learned how firm the Yankees st
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bill to be entitled "an act to further provide for the public residence. (search)
not be ours to- day? Rebel officers captured. Besides Brigadier-General Pettigrew, of South Carolina, captured, Colonel Lightfoot and Lieut. Colonel Long, the latter formerly of the Second Regular Infantry, but now of a South Carolina regiment, were taken prisoners; Colonel Long being taken by Colonel Sully, of the First Minnesota. In addition, twelve Captains and Lieutenants were captured. Fifteen rebel commissioned officers, of different grades, were buried on the field. Colonel Champ Davis, of South Carolina, was killed on the field while vainly charging Kirby's battery. I have not yet learned the number of rebel dead left on the field and buried by our men, as the work is not yet completed. It will not be far from one thousand. A charge. The notorious Hampton Legion, by rebel admission three thousand strong, was terribly decimated. They not only lost largely from the fire of Kirby's battery, but likewise from the bayonet charge of the Thirty-fourth and Eigh