For the gallantry displayed here, and his great services rendered during the latter part of the battle, Pelham was highly complimented in Stuart's, Jackson's, and Lee's reports, the latter of which styled him the gallant Pelham --a title which was adopted in a short time by the whole army, and which has often been employed in these memoirs.
Several English writers have done justice to his heroism on this special occasion.--See Chesney's Campaign in Virginia, vol.
i. p. 192; Fletcher's History of the American war, vol.
II. p. 250.
The rest of our horse-artillery had in the mean time joined in the cannonade, and the thunder soon rolled all along our lines, while from the continuous roar the ear caught distinctly the sharp, rapid, rattling volleys of the musketry, especially in the immediate front of General A. P. Hill, where the infantry were very hotly engaged.
The battle was now fully developed, and the mists of the morning were presently succeeded by a dense clo