es, and I am quite sure this was the strongest in the two brigades.
The distance from Wilcox Farm to the Crater in an air line is about one and a half miles; by the circuitous route taken by Mahone's Brigade about two and a half miles.
I suppose we had marched the half of a mile, when we were commanded to halt and lay aside all luggage, except ammunition and muskets.
Fighting-trim was the order.
We then filed to the left a short distance to gain the banks of a small stream called Lieutenant Run, in order to be protected from the shells of the Federal batteries by placing a range of hills between.
These the enemy were already viewing, within four hundred yards, with covetous eyes, and making dispositions to attempt their capture; for they were the very keys to the invested city.
When nearly opposite the portion of our works then held by the Federal troops, we met several soldiers who were in the works at the time of the explosion.
Our men began to ridicule them for going to t