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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
ce, the ground being now to him, and very rugged and precipitous. Gen. Early, upon hearing Gen. Johnson's infantry engaged, sent forward Hayes's Louisiana and Hoke's North Carolina brigade, (under Col. Avery.) These troops advancing as a storming party, quickly passed over a ridge and down a hill in a valley below they met twhree or four directions besides that which they were attacking. Fortunately, in the darkness they overshot, and our men did not suffer very severely. Hayes's and Hoke's brigades pressed on and captured two or three lines of breast works and three or four of their batteries of artillery. For a few moments every gun of the enemy l's corps,) was compelled to fail back, bringing with him four stands of captured colors and some seventy five prisoners." Col. Avery, 6th N. C. troops, commanding Hoke's brigade, was killed in this attack. It is believed that if this attack had been supported by a simultaneous one on our right, different results would have f