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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
ed and handled his command with judgment and energy. Hagood and Johnson were thrown forward by him with a section of Eschelman's Washingtos front, capturing a number of prisoners, and, in conjunction with Johnson, five pieces of artillery—three 20-pounder Parrots and two fine Naeen referred to before, as the occasion of a mistake by Ransom. Johnson, meanwhile, had been heavily engaged. The line of the enemy bent sting them. Hoke also sent two regiments from Clingman to protect Johnson's flank; but through a similar error they were posted in the woodswhich he was driven before they retired. In front of Hagood and Johnson the fighting was stubborn and prolonged. The enemy slowly retiring from Johnson's right took a strong position on the ridge in front of Proctor's creek, massing near the turnpike, and occupying the advantageous ground at the house and grove of Charles Friend. At length Johnson having brushed the enemy from his right flank in the woods, with s