re upon them on their flank and rear, while facing the enemy in front.
It proved a bloody angle for those devoted men who held that position.
Mr. John E. Friend was among the first to fall.
He had behaved with great coolness and bravery, he was shot dead by a man stationed behind a tree in Rives' yard.
Others showed no less bravery.
I was informed that Mr. W. C. Bannister, who was very deaf, on being summoned to surrender, either not understanding or showing fight, was shot dead.
Mr. James Kerr, a staunch and true man who had already clone good and faithful service, determined to give them a parting shot before he retreated.
He got down on one knee and, taking deliberate aim, fired into the Yankees, who were clustered like bees in Mr. Rives' front porch.
Fortunately he escaped with only a slight wound.
But the enemy having gotten completely around kept pouring in such a merciless fire that one after another fell until fourteen were killed outright or mortally wounded, and th