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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Thus was the day won, and the long bright Sabbath closed, a lovely full moon looking down calmly and peacefully upon the bloodiest field that the continent of America ever witnessed. Our loss is fully two thousand killed and wounded. Among the killed are Gen. Bee, of South Carolina; Gen. E. K. Smith, Gen. Bartow, of Georgia; Col. Moore and all the Alabama field officers; Col. Fisher and the North Carolina field officers; Adjutant Branch of Georgia, and a host of other leading men. Thomas G. Duncan, of Nelson County, Ky., was in the fight, and shot through the left shoulder. His wound is not dangerous. Col. Barbour, of Louisville; Capt. Menifee and Shelby Coffee, of Kentucky, were in the hottest of the fight. We took thirteen hundred prisoners, sixty pieces of artillery, ten thousand stand of arms, and an immense amount of baggage. This is a sad day. The rain is pouring in torrents. The killed and wounded are being brought in by hundreds, and a gloom pervades all hearts
ry wells" seemed to sound more euphoniously than ever, and when the writer wished to pour a little whiskey upon the shattered finger, he was told that it was "of no consequence," and away went the General with a battery following him to take position in some advantageous spot. If any one was ever entitled to a soubriquet, the General certainly deserves that of cool. An incident connected with this battle is worth mentioning. A young gentleman from Kentucky, 20 years of age, named Thomas G. Duncan, was very desirous of being in the fight, so by request of the writer, he was placed alongside of Capt. Trigg, of the Montgomery Fencibles. Tom received a good Minnie musket and went for his ammunition, but expressed doubts after receiving it whether he and enough. Upon inquiry, after ascertaining that he had only 60 rounds, the writer told him to quit shooting after he had exhausted that amount. After laying exposed to the enemy's fire for a long time, this regiment, (Col. James L.