brigades, he relates an incident illustrating the power of the Federal rifled artillery, and I expect many an old soldier in this audience could duplicate it: I saw an artilleryman seated comfortably behind a very large tree, and apparently feeling very secure.
A moment later a shell passed through the huge tree and took off the man's head.
General Whiting's Division was on the extreme left.
With the exception of a regiment on his right, his command did not fire a gun, but lay down in Poindexter's wheat field and received the shelling patiently all the evening, with a loss of six killed and 194 wounded. About 3 o'clock each division commander received the following order:
July 1, 1862.
General—Batteries have been established to act upon the enemy's line.
If it is broken, as is probable, Armistead, who can witness the effect of the fire, has been ordered to charge with a yell.
Do the same. R. H. Chilton, A. A. G.
Only a battery or two could get into position at the ti