vicinity, I was informed by one of the neighboring residents that the troops encountered by my battalion were Hamblin's Brigade of the 6th Corps, consisting of three regiments, of which one-half were ordered forward at each time.
The information was obtained from General Hamblin himself, who further admitted that he suffered very severely and lost six colors.
As I heard of but two regimental flags, I presume the others were markers' flags.
Indeed, one of my men told me that he saw Lieutenant King, whose death is above-mentioned, with two markers' flags shortly before he fell.
It seems scarcely possible that this battalion could have contended successfully with even a single regiment unless reduced to its own feeble dimensions.
It can be explained, however, by the fact that they were thrown into some disorder by the closeness of the thicket through which they advanced, and being thus caught in detail by a sudden attack had no opportunity to recover themselves.
I have thus, G