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of my jacket sleeves were bespotted with blood and brains of my comrades near me. At about this time General Semmes came to our colors, and saw me still shooting away as fast as I could load, and asked where the enemy was located. I told him behind that fence in front. He said, Yes, and they will kill the last one of us, and that we must charge them. He gave the command to charge. Bob Forrest went forward several paces in front and waited for the line of battle to come up, and Lieutenant Henry St. Clair, of Company I, ran up to him and said, Bob Forrest, why in the h—ll don't you go forward with the flag; if you won't go give it to me, and started for it. But Forrest, as brave a man as ever lived, said to him, You shan't have it. I will carry this flag as far as any man; bring your line up and we will all go up together. They did come up, and took the fence and drove the enemy up the hill. This practically ended the fighting in our front during that awful day. This is the best a