e going into the fight and wending our way through that impenetrable swamp and abattis, sluiced with water after a big rain.
I was following in the wake of Corporal G. W. Fox, a file closer, it being my position in line of battle as lieutenant.
When Fox was stepping around a tree he hesitated to push some briers to one side, andFox was stepping around a tree he hesitated to push some briers to one side, and after I stepped with my right foot forward, I withdrew it and pushed by the other side of the tree, instead of waiting for him to get out of my way. Just then a cannon-ball came along and took one of Fox's legs off. We went in that fight with forty-six men, and only twenty-two came out unharmed.
Captain B. S. Jacobs was wounded aFox's legs off. We went in that fight with forty-six men, and only twenty-two came out unharmed.
Captain B. S. Jacobs was wounded and Lieutenant L. V. Boyd was killed.
We were in General George B. Anderson's Brigade, with the 4th North Carolina and two Georgia Regiments there, and in the entanglement of brush and felled trees we became mixed up, but still trying to go forward.
I noticed Colonel, afterwards General, Bryan Grymes, of the 4th North Carolina,