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he prolong rope and all the men had to push at the wheels. As soon as the first piece had crossed and the water had run out of the chest, we packed the ammunition back. A courier came with orders bring up the battery quick. Instructing Sergeant R. H. Jackson to cross as quickly as possible and follow, I ordered the piece forward, trot, march—easier said than done, for it was some time before we could get up a trot. But we hobbled along as best we could, the drivers spurring and whipping cont a trooper). I had the piece to move back, I suppose some 150 yards, and come to an action front on the south side of the narrow road, with one wheel in the road and the other in the edge of the woods with men to their posts. After a while Sergeant Jackson came up with the other piece and caisson, and took position in the battery on the other side of the road. After so long a time, I saw the officers arise and then—move forward, I gave the command limber to the front, and we marched by column