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Confederates, who were still occupying the traverses and intrenchments to the right and left of the Crater. These men had been awakened by the noise and :shock of the explosion, and during the interval before the attack had recovered their equanimity, and when the Union troops attempted to reform on the enemy's side of the Crater, they had faced about and delivered a fire into the backs of our men. This coming so unexpectedly caused the forming line to fall back into the Crater. Mr. George L. Kilmer, of the Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery, in his article entitled The Dash into the Crater, published in the same number (September number, 1887) of the Century, makes some striking statements. He says: Some few declared that they would never follow niggers or be caught in their company, and started back to our own lines, but were promptly driven forward. Then the colored troops broke and scattered, and pandemonium began. The bravest lost heart, and men who distrusted the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
.D., Col. C. C., Address of, 92; death of wife of, 93. Jones' Farm, Battle of. 411. Jones, M. D., Prof. Joseph, first Secretary of Southern Historical Society, 352. Jones D. D., Rev. J. Wm., 364. Jones, Capt. Richard W., commands the Twelfth Va. Infantry, 6; his capacity, 8. Keiley, Hon. A. M., on Federal Prison Life, 333. Kemper's Brigade at Battle of Frazier's Farm, 391. Kennedy, Capt., Ro. Cobb, 429. Kilby. Capt. L. R., commands the Sixteenth Va. Infantry, 7. Kilmer, Geo. L., his article The Dash into the Crater, 25. Lane, Gen. James H., 51; his brigade, Glimpses of Army Life in 1864, 406. Lee, Gen., Fitz., orders disbanding of cavalry, 387, Lee, Gen. G. W. C., 72. Lee, Capt. James K., 431. Lee, Gen. R. E., on battle of Malvern Hill, 62; mentioned, 81; first observance of his birthday at Richmond, 133; Petersburg. 148; Portsmouth, 150; Alexandria, 151; Norfolk, 152; Fredericksburg, 153; Atlanta, Ga., 153; Baltimore, Md.. 15; New York City, 157