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The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: May 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Combined movement on Richmond — the enemy on the Southside — fight at Chester — the great cavalry raid, &c. (search)
the enemy opened on them with their artillery in front, and at the same time endeavored to turn our left.--They finally succeeded, by overwhelming numbers, in reaching the railroad, but the 21st, 25th, and 27th South Carolina regiments, under General Hagood, advanced and drove the enemy pell-mell back to their line. The fighting continued until about 4 o'clock, and was for the greater portion of the time very severe, the brave and gallant South Carolinian driving everything before them. Men of the 21st, was wounded in several places, not very severely, however, and Col Pressley, of the 25th, was shot through the left arm, very near the shoulder joint. Lieut Col Dargan, of the same regiment, was killed, and Capt Wm. R. Stoney, of Gen Hagood's Staff, supposed to be mortally wounded. The Lieut Col of the 27th was severely wounded in the head. Brig Gen Bushrod Johnson was the senior Brigadier in command, and behaved with much coolness. Lieut Gen. D. H. Hill was on the ground.
e, and not the smallest article was found missing. It is proper to add that the Yankees took only such negroes as were willing to go. [from our own correspondent.] Petersburg, Va., June 28, 12 M. Since the affair of Friday, in which Hagood was repulsed, nothing of sufficient interest has transpired to warrant a letter. That affair seems to be much misunderstood, and for the truth of history I give the following version, which is furnished by a prominent actor in it: "Gen Hagood, wGen Hagood, with three regiments, was ordered to charge the enemy's works immediately in his front with the understanding that strong supports were to follow. The charge was made in gallant style, Gen H leading it. A portion of the enemy's works were taken, and about thirty prisoners sent rearwards.--The enemy being largely reinforced, and Gen H.'s reinforcements, for some unexplained reason, failing to come to time, Gen H was compelled to retire with a loss of some three hundred in killed, wounded, and mis