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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 1 Browse Search
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pportunity, and I immediately ordered an advance across the field. Previous to this movement, Col. Dodge had taken position with his brigade on my right, so as to prevent any attempt the enemy might perfection, and are entitled to the respect and thanks of their countrymen. To Brigade Adjt. J. C. Dodge, I am indebted for prompt aid at the commencement of the action of the seventh, but having as the Fifty-ninth Illinois. ] Fourth division. Col. Carr, commanding. First Brigade. Col. Dodge, commanding. Fourth Iowa infantry. Thirty-fifth Illinois infantry. First Iowa battery, Ca Col. Carr's division advanced up this road to a point about four miles from the State line. Col. Dodge's brigade filed off upon a road leading to the east from the Elkhorn hotel, and opened its batight, and anxiously waited the coming light. The Commander-in-Chief was hopeful but fearful. Col. Dodge and Col. Vandever sent in for a fresh supply of ammunition, and about midnight visited the cam
trees which thoroughly blockaded the roads on the left. Later in the day I directed some of the same work to be done on the right. This work was in charge of Col. Dodge, who felled trees on the road which run parallel to the main road to which I have before referred. This proved of great advantage, as it retarded the enemy somne, dressing on their colors, in perfect order. Supposing with my reinforcements I could easily recover our lost ground, I ordered the regiment to face about. Col. Dodge came up, explaining the want of cartridges, but informed of my purpose, I ordered a bayonet charge, and they moved again with steady nerves to their former posiand Asboth, Col. and acting Brig.-Gen. Davis, and Col. and acting Brig.-Gen. Carr. They commanded the four divisions. I also present commanders of brigades: Cols. Dodge, Osterhaus, Vandever, White, Schaefer; Pattison and Grewsel. The three first named I especially commend. I also renew the just thanks due to my staff-office