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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. (search)
sergeants. He ran into the woods on the left, and when Captain Elder came on with his artillery, ran back toward the road shntry were formed in line of battle directly in front of Captain Elder's flying artillery. Colonel Henry and Major Stevens plalery keep close up with cavalry on a march, the feat of Captain Elder on Monday night would have astonished him beyond measure. No matter where or how fast the cavalry went, Captain Elder was sure to be up to the spare horses with his artillery. Thng, galloping, the artillery never lagged in the rear. Captain Elder is widely known as one of the most successful and dashibeyond. Then followed the skirmish at the South-Fork. Captain Elder placed his guns in battery at Barber's, and the Fortietake City, General Finnigan had posted his skirmishers. Captain Elder again placed his guns in battery, and the Independent b, the Fortieth Massachusetts mounted volunteers, and to Captain Elder, First artillery, and his battery, this achievement is
Fifty-fourth Massachusetts colored; Colonel Henry, the cavalry and Elder's battery, and Captain Hamilton the artillery. As soon as possible, and were compelled to withdraw to their original position. Captain Elder, of the First artillery, in order to ascertain the enemy's forch Massachusetts mounted infantry, the Eighth United States colored, Elder's battery of four, and Hamilton's of six pieces. The remainder of nts, took the field, coming up in line en echelon. On the right was Elder's battery, and on the left Langdon's and one section of the Third Rary action. Our skirmishers were halted till Captains Hamilton and Elder, with their batteries, came up. As they move on together, two guns as soon as possible. Hamilton's battery was posted in the centre, Elder's upon our right, and Langdon's on the left. When the Seventh New-llery, consisting of Captain Hamilton's, Captain Langdon's, and Captain Elder's batteries, as well as a section of the Third Rhode Island art