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ond the line of battle, when he was recalled to the position on the railroad where Thomas, Pender, and Archer had firmly held their ground against every attack. While the battle was raging on Jackson's left, General Longstreet ordered Hood and Evans to advance, but before the order could be obeyed Hood was himself attacked, and his command at once became warmly engaged. General Wilcox was recalled from the right and ordered to advance on Hood's left; and one of Kemper's brigades, under Colonel Hunton, moved forward on his right. The enemy was repulsed by Hood after a severe contest, and fell back closely followed by our troops. The battle continued until nine P. M., the enemy retreating until he reached a strong position which he held with a large force. The darkness of the night put a stop to the engagement, and our troops remained in their advanced position until early next morning, when they were withdrawn to their first line. One piece of artillery, several stands of colors,
rging on our boys. Colonel Withers was also badly wounded, at the head of his regiment, and Colonel Hunton was sick, though he did not leave the field, I understood afterward, the command thus devolvnting the enemy on the Darbytown road, in line of battle, about four P. M., under command of Colonel Hunton, Eighth regiment Virginia volunteers; was then halted and ordered to lie down, while skirmis cannonade for an hour or more, sustaining, however, but little damage. About five o'clock, Colonel Hunton gave the order to charge, to which the respective regiments responded with alacrity; but aft Colonel Strange, who, at this point, took command, by request of General Pickett's aids, as Colonel Hunton had become separated from the command, not being able to keep up on account of exhaustion, pold against overwhelming odds; and immediately afterward the Third brigade of this division, Colonel Hunton commanding, took position on Branch's right. If it had been possible for these brigades to
ed forward to the attack. At the same time Wilcox's three brigades made a like advance, as also Hunton's brigade, of Kemper's command. These movements were executed with commendable zeal and abilisas Plains, on the twenty-ninth and thirtieth of August; on the last day severely wounded. Colonels Hunton, Corse, Stuart, Stevens, Haltey, (severely wounded,) and Walker, (commanding Jenkins's brigembracing Whiting's division, Brigadier-General J. B. Hood commanding, Pickett's brigade, Colonel Eppa Hunton commanding, and my own brigade. I would state that, just before the action commenced, Pi, Twenty-eighth, and Fifty-sixth regiments of Virginia volunteers, commanded respectively by Colonel Hunton, Major Cabell, Colonel Strange, Captain Wingfield, and Colonel Stuart, left the neighborhoodth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-eighth, and Fifty-sixth Virginia volunteers, commanded by Colonel Hunton, Major Cabell, Lieutenant Wm. N. Wood, Captain Wingfield, and Captain McPhail, were ordered