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ce to his troops, exclaimed: I have come here to die with you. In the meantime the Confederate reserves were rapidly moving up to support the left flank. The movement of the right and centre, begun by Jones and Longstreet, was countermanded. Holmes' two regiments and a battery of artillery of six guns, Early's brigade and two regiments from Bonham's brigade, with Kemper's four six-pounders were ordered up to support the left flank. The battle was re-established ; but the aspect of affairs e afternoon. Fortunately the reinforcements pushed forward, and directed by Gen. Johnston to the required quarter, were at hand just as Gen. Beauregard had ordered forward a second effort for the recovery of the disputed plateau. The brigade of Holmes and another were put in the line. Additional pieces of artillery came dashing up, and a new inspiration seemed to be caught by the Confederates. The line swept grandly forward; shouts ran along it; and steadily it penetrated the fire of the ene
road. Huger's route led to the right of the position, Jackson's to the rear, and the arrival of their commands was awaited, to begin the attack. On the 29th, Gen. Holmes had crossed from the south side of the James, with part of his division. On the 30th, reinforced by Gen. Wise with a detachment of his brigade, he moved down the river road, and came upon the line of the retreating army near Malvern Hill Perceiving indications of confusion, Gen. Holmes was ordered to open upon the column with artillery. He soon discovered that a number of batteries, advantageously posted, supported by an infantry force superiour to his own, and assisted by the fire of the gunboats in James River, guarded this part of the line. Magruder, who had reached the Darbytown road, was ordered to reinforce Holmes, but, being at a greater distance than had been supposed, he did not reach the position of the latter in time for an attack. Huger reported that his progress was obstructed; but about 4 P. M.,
-Mississippi. battle of Helena. object of Gen. Holmes' movement on Helena. an extraordinary marc other attacks fail. disastrous retreat of Gen. Holmes. the campaign in Lower Louisiana. Gen. Tamight be relieved. He accordingly directed Gen. Holmes to put the troops in Arkansas in motion to und covered with water. For the expedition Gen. Holmes had Price's Division of infantry, consistinled, in which occurred a remarkable scene. Gen. Holmes explained the strength of the position to bating the very object of the expedition. Gen. Holmes wanted the eclat of victory. He replied wilt. Marmaduke met with no better success. Gen. Holmes, seeing the failures of Fagan and Marmaduketions of the Confederacy was at an end; and Gen. Holmes had made the first step of the retreat whical incidents of the Battle of Helena: Gen. Holmes is a brave man, and was under the hottest f the two other forts had been opened on it, Gen. Holmes was standing on the parapet, eagerly lookin[1 more...]