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eneral Hancock; next to it, the Third, Major-General Sickles; and partly to the rear of the Third, ready in position, and some of them enfiladed Sickles's line. Our own were hastily set to work, anave seen debouching behind their batteries on Sickles's front slowly advance. The fight grows desp greater distance — but it had behaved well. Sickles was wounded — a leg shot off; Gen. Zook was k to be cleared of the watching throng. General Sickles. Through this throng, with slow tread, borne by a couple of stout privates, lay General Sickles--but yesterday leading his corps with allh corps and post it, when I found that Major-General Sickles, commanding the Third corps, not fullyhis corps should rest. Having found Major-General Sickles, I was explaining to him that he was td, (Hancock,) First, (Doubleday,) and Third, (Sickles,) in the centre; the Fifth, (Sykes,) on the eies of admiration from all who beheld it. General Sickles and his splendid command withstood the sh[9 more...]<
of battle and momentarily expected to meet the enemy. At nine o'clock A. M., the attack by the enemy on the extreme right of our line was commenced and carried on in a spirited manner, while the left, and in our front, was ominously still. General Sickles ordered a reconnoissance of the position, and chose from the corps my regiment, and one hundred sharp-shooters to feel for and find the enemy at all hazards. At this time my regiment numbered one hundred and ninety-six rifles, and fourteen lor company, fell pierced by four bullets, and so severe was the engagement from four o'clock till dark, that scarcely a single officer or man in my regiment escaped without a shot through some portion of his clothing or equipments. Indeed, General Sickles did us the honor to say, that: The little Third Maine saved the army to-day! On the morning of the third, I was placed in command of the brigade, and Captain Wm. C. Morgan in command of the regiment. I moved to the centre at about ten o'