ny D, Lieutenant Duren. Assistant-Surgeons Bridgham and Pease, and Quartermaster Ritchie, were on the field.
Sergeant Wilkins, of Company D, bore the national flag in the ranks of Company K, and Corporal Peal, of Company F, the State color.
Captains Pope and Jewett, of the Fifty-fourth, on Colonel Montgomery's staff, took part in the action.
About the same time the First North Carolina went into action on the right of the road.
The Fifty-fourth formed in a grove of pine extending around os of battle extending behind our right, it at last became apparent that our forces had fallen back.
Colonel Montgomery was with the Fifty-fourth, and seems to have determined to retire it in his bushwhacking way. This he did, as his staff-officer Captain Pope relates, by telling the men to save themselves.
Lieutenant-Colonel Hooper recalls that the men informed him that Montgomery said, Now, men, you have done well.
I love you all. Each man take care of himself.
But this plan did not please