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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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s of the neighboring farm houses — a just retribution, if it is true that those same people were the means of guiding the invaders to the ground, as has been inferred. Near this place the Fourth Alabama regiment encountered the enemy for an hour and forty minutes within 50 yards; the Eighth Georgia held them at bay in another part, and many of these brave men fell near by and are buried where they fell. A stone tablet marks the grave of Capt. Howard, beneath the pine trees, near where Keishaw's regiment, the 49th Virginia, the 7th and 18th Georgia, and a South Carolina regiment, kept the Northern forces back and held the space "for life or for death," as commanded, for forty minutes. There was the first position of Sherman's battery on the ridge of the hill by some persimmon trees, and its advance is told by broken fences and traces of cannon ball, past the old stone house and up the opposite hill, into the old woman's yard, where it was finally taken. Many other places we visi