l Hill had gone to General Mahone's division, with the express purpose of taking all of the troops that could be spared from the lines to the point of the explosion.
We had a near way from our headquarters to the left of Halifax street, down Lieutenant Run to General Mahone's headquarters.
I conducted General Lee by this near way, and before getting to General Mahone's headquarters we found his troops in motion.
General Lee passed through the line and out in the open, and as he was unattended of the river salient.
He took out his glasses and took a long look at the captured line.
He asked me how many of the enemy's flags I counted in the line.
I counted eleven.
Soon after he rode back and joined Mahone's troops as filed down Lieutenant Run.
The Crater was on General Beauregard's line.
General Hill's troops took it and held it. The movement was made without orders from the commander-in-chief, and his own line on the right was imperiled.
He took all the risk to go to the point