Sixty-sixth on the right of the grand army, all digging for dear life, and by next morning completing a fair line of entrenchments.
Breckinridge's Division coming up, one of his brigades, Echols', was put on the right of the Sixty-sixth, and Finnegan's in reserve. Artillery from A. P. Hill's Corps supported our line, firing over our heads.
Among these was Major Charles R. Grandy's Battery, Norfolk Light Artillery Blues.
Just at dawn on June 3d the enemy's line advanced.
Echols' Virginian our right, broke and ran away. General Martin sent me to Colonel Moore with an order to protect his flank by retiring his right wing to the rear.
The Sixty-sixth nobly held its ground and fired hotly upon the enemy in front and on the right.
Finnegan's Florida men came gallantly to the front and recaptured the trenches from which Echols' men had ingloriously fled.
Then the fierce battle raged, of which so much has been written.
General Martin cheered his men, and their enthusiasm was great