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ce of one mile and a half to the cover of their gunboats. When we struck their main line quite a spirited engagement took place, which, however, proved to be only a temporary stand before attaining the immediate shelter of their vessels of war. Hampton's brigade, near the close of the action, came to our support, and performed efficient service on the right. Our loss was slight, whereas that of the enemy was quite severe. General Johnston states in his Narrative that if Northern publicatio reports of the several commanders for details, it i only necessary for me to state that the Texas brigade, under command of Brigadier General John B. Hood, supported on the right by the Hampton Legion and the Nineteenth Georgia Regiment, of Colonel Hampton's brigade, were selected, and ordered forward by General Whiting, to drive the enemy from the woods then occupied in front of their landing. Late in the day the Tennessee brigade, commanded by Brigadier General Anderson, was placed in posit
such a movement, in operations of so great importance. My brigade having been reinforced by Hampton's Legion, under the command of Colonel Geary, moved by railway about the middle of June, via Lyk his line? I replied that I would try. I immediately formed my brigade in line of battle with Hampton's Legion on the left. In front was a dense woods and ugly marsh, which totally concealed the ehis regiment lay dead or wounded along a distance of one mile. Major Haskell, son-in-law of General Hampton, won my admiration by his indomitable courage: just after my troops had broken the adversarnnoitre in that direction. The report, shortly received, was of a favorable character, and General Hampton and I requested of General Whiting permission to turn and assail this exposed flank. Our a the unfortunate organization of brigades by States, I lost the Eighteenth Georgia Regiment and Hampton's Legion, to both of which commands, I, as well as my Texas troops, had become warmly attached.
deservedly won for him a high position in the medical world. My official reports bear testimony to the valuable services of other gentlemen temporarily attached to my headquarters. In truth, I can say with pride that no General was ever more ably supported by staff officers than myself, during the war. When the Confederate Army fell back from Gettysburg, I followed our marching column in an ambulance, suffering very much from the wound received in my arm. In the same vehicle lay General Hampton, so badly wounded that he was unable to sit up, whereas I could not lie down. We journeyed together in this manner to Staunton, a distance of some two hundred miles. Along the pike were seen our wounded, making their way to the rear, and the noble women of Virginia, standing by the wayside to supply them with food, and otherwise administer to their wants. I remained for a period of one month under medical treatment, first at Staunton and then at Charlottesville, whence I proceeded t
emptation to carry out his suggestion, when to retreat was, with him, if not a fixed principle, certainly an inveterate habit. Aside from any other evidence, the following extract from a letter received from General M. C. Butler, 1879 now United States Senator, is sufficient to prove that General Johnston had no hope or idea of holding Atlanta. Edgefield, S. C., July 18th, 1874. * * * * * * I was with General Johnston when he arranged the terms of surrender with Sherman. Generals Hampton and Wheeler being away at the time, I commanded the cavalry of Johnston's Army and accompanied him with an escort to the last interview with Sherman, and on our return to camp he told me that he had had no confidence in the success of our cause for two years. * * * * As stated, if this General could have held Atlanta forever, he likewise would have held Richmond forever. In this connection I will,--in defence of General Lee, make known an historical fact of singular interest, and