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ords show of this last charge of the war in the West, made by Colonel Henderson, Series 1, Volume 47, page 1057: In the report of General J. E. Johnston to General R. E. Lee, speaking of our combined attack on the Seventeenth corps, he said Lieutenant Hardee, dispatched to that point with the reserves, met it in front with Cummings's (Georgia) brigade—the only infantry up—while cavalry, directed by Lieutenant-General Hampton and Major-General Wheeler, was thrown upon its flanks, and by combined attacks this corps was promptly driven back.
In this engagement Cummings's brigade, under Colonel Henderson, and the Eighth Texas cavalry, distinguished themselves.
In the latter General Hardee's son, a very promising youth of sixteen, fell mortally wounded, when gallantly charging in the front rank.
Finding during the night that Schofield had reached Goldsboro, and that Sherman was moving towards Cox's brigade, and that all our wounded who could bear transportation had been removed, we mo