December was ordered to rejoin Lee in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg.
Here, in the action of the 13th, Pegram bore his usual part.
Jackson, riding along the front of Lane and Archer, said curtly: They will attack here.
On the right of that front, crowning the hills nearest Hamilton's Crossing, fourteen picked guns were posted by his order.
These guns consisted of the batteries of Pegram and the intrepid McIntosh, of South Carolina, with a section each from the batteries of Crenshaw, Johnson and Latham.
On the left were posted twenty-one guns, among them the Letcher Artillery—the whole commanded by Captain Greenlee Davidson of that battery.
As the sun came bursting through the mist on that glorious morning, the army from its position looked down upon a scene which stirred the heart of conscript and veteran alike.
Countless batteries, supported by serried masses of infantry, were moving in all the pride and circumstance of war across the plain, sworn to wrest victory from