long ditch and placed the bodies crosswise, several layers up, and then refilled it. After they had finished burying their dead and were moving off, General Mahone noticed that they had left the dirt piled high enough for breastworks on the slope of the hill, midway between the two lines of battle.
He quickly discovered the danger of this, as it would have afforded shelter for another assaulting column.
He stopped the burial detail and made them level the ground, as they found it.
General Pendleton, Chief of Artillery of General Lee's army, was standing near, and paid a high compliment to Mahone's foresight.
The last act in the great battle.
This was the last act in this celebrated battle—a battle won by the charge of three small brigades of Virginia, Georgia and Alabama troops, numbering less than 2,000 muskets, with the aid of the artillery, which rendered effective service to the charging columns, over an army of 70,000 men behind breast-works, which surrendered to this
nd Cavalry, Hampshire county.
W. T. Mitchell, Sixth Cavalry, Pittsylvania county.
T. A. Moon, Sixth Cavalry, Halifax county.
A. M. King, Fiftieth Infantry, Saltville, Lee county.
B. G. Brown, Seventh Infantry, Brown's Cove, Albemarle co.
Charles D. McCoy, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Charlottesville.
William C. Nunn, Fifth Cavalry, Little Plymouth.
Peyton Alfriend, Thirty-ninth Militia, Petersburg.
Bruce Gibson, Sixth cavalry, Upperville, Fauquier county.
George W. Nelson, General Pendleton's staff, Beaver Dam, Hanover county.
C. J. Lewis, Eighth Cavalry, Charleston, Kanawha county.
D. M. Leyton, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Mount Meridian.
B. B. Howelett, Fifth Cavalry, Cobb's creek.
O. H. P. Lewis, Thirty-first Infantry, Beverly, Randolph county.
W. W. Boggs, Twentieth Cavalry, Wheeling.
J. Arrington, Forty-second Infantry, Campbell Courthouse.
D. W. Garrett, Forty-second Infantry, Morgantown, Ga.
H. T. Coalter, Fifty-third Infantry, King Willi