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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
much precious time is again lost in these preparations: it is near eleven o'clock when Colonel Spear on the right and Colonel Johns on the left advance, each at the head of two regiments Spear's column was composed of the Sixty-first Pennsylvania and Fortythird New York, and Johns' comprised the Seventh Massachusetts and Thirtysixth New York.—Ed. in serried ranks, against Cemetery Hill, north of the Plank Road. Colonel Burnham supports this movement with four regiments, which, being deployeut are again repulsed. This time, however, they have almost scaled the intrenchments. The Confederates have accused Colonel Johns of having sent a flag of truce at this moment, the bearer of which, under the pretext of asking for a suspension of h Sedgwick's instructions, which directed them to fall back in case of their meeting with a stubborn resistance, Spear and Johns returned to the charge for the third time. The former is killed, the latter falls dangerously wounded; but their soldier