st evening at the Wilderness; his troops did not hold their own on the 12th of May at Spotsylvania, and instead of achieving success at Jericho Ford, May 24th, as Pollard relates, his brigades (Lane's and McGowan's) behaved most disgracefully, and were replaced by Davis' and Cooke's troops of Heth's division.
On page 522, in theuth of history—a letter from Brig.-Gen. Lane.
[for the Dispatch.]
Richmond, Va., September 19, 1867.
The Petersburg Index, in its editorial notice of Mr. Pollard's new work entitled, Lee and His Lieutenants, does great injustice to Lane's North Carolina brigade and the other gallant troops composing Wilcox's division.
Your obedient servant, C. S. Venable, A. D. C.
The Index is again mistaken when it says, Instead of achieving success at Jericho Ford May 24th, as Pollard relates, his brigades (Lane's and McGowan's) behaved most disgracefully and were replaced by Davis's and Cooke's troops, of Heth's division.
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