s encountered a net work of abatis—hundred of tree laps with the ends of limbs pointed and sharpened.
Here many a brave boy met his fate without flinching.
The right under Huger, the centre under Longstreet and D. H. Hill, and the left under G. W. Smith, were pressing steadily forward.
A Northern writer, from this point of view, describes the scene thus:
Our shot tore their ranks wide open, and shattered them asunder in a manner frightful to witness, but they closed up and came on as s, yet the assault on the enemy's left flank failed, because, by reason of the swollen condition of the water, General Huger was unable to move his division to the proper place.
At the same time the difficulties that impeded the advance of General G. W. Smith, was scarcely less formidable, and he failed to break the enemy's right flank, though desperate and bloody efforts were made.
According to the plan of attack, Generals D. H. Hill and Longstreet assailed the centre of the enemy's line of e
prisoners at, 143.
Sansom, Miss, Emma, 45.
Saunders, General J. C. C., 84.
Schimmelfinnig, General, Alex., 8.
Semmes, Hon. T. J., Reminiscences of, 317.
Semple, Major H. C., 321.
Seven Days Battles, 161.
Seven Pines, Battle of, 157, 158, 208, 215.
Sharpsburg, Battle of, 95, 106, 164.
Shenandoah, Career and Officers of, 116.
Shepherdstown, Battle of, 254.
Signal Corps, C. S. A., The, 130.
Slaves, Proclamation freeing them, 378.
Slidell, Hon., John, 191.
Smith, General G. W., 158, 222.
Smith, General W. F., 5, 13.
Soldiers of 200 years, The greatest, 92
Southanna Bridge, Battle of, 337.
South Carolina, Operations in, 1863-4, 7.
South, Life in the, before 1861, 324.
South Mountain Gap, Battle of, 162.
South, Righteous Cause of the, 357.
Spinola Family, The. 188.
Spotsylvania C. H., Battle of, 170, 261, 340.
Sprunt, Hon., James, 378.
Starke, Colonel A. W, 3, 4
Stedman, Charles M., 334.
Stewart, Colonel W. H., 77, 285.