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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Steuart's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.--a narrative by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, D. D., late First Lieutenant and Aide-de-camp, Confederate army. (search)
at the point of the bayonet. I find a similar statement in Swinton's Army of the Potomac, page 355, in a pamphlet by Dr. Jacobs, and in an article by General Howard in the Atlantic llfonthly, July, 1876. I was at a loss to account for it until I s: The ground was rough, and the woods so thick that their generals did not realize till morning what they had gained. Dr. Jacobs says: This might have proved disastrous to us had it not occurred at so late an hour. And Swinton declares it was a po They were never relieved for a moment during all that seven-hours unintermitting fire of which General Kane speaks. Professor Jacobs says the battle raged furiously, and was maintained with desperate obstinacy on both sides. He goes on to speak of had to face in front, and a battery of artillery posted on a hill to our left rear opened upon us at short range. Professor Jacobs seems to allude to this when he says: In this work of death, a battery of artillery placed on a hill to the right of