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ector of the army of the Potomac. The bill, he said, had been sent to medical directors of armies, and to several generals, and the Committee on Military Affairs had received many letters approving the provisions of the bill. General Grant wrote that the system, as now proposed, is a good one; that it may be subject to modifications which can be made by orders; that it is an admirable system to be adopted by all our armies. General Hooker said he regarded the bill as unexceptionable. General Sykes, commanding a corps in the army of the Potomac, said: In its main provisions it is identical of Order Eighty-five, of this army, August twenty-fourth, 1863. The system established in those orders has been tested, and found highly satisfactory. General Sedgwick, commanding the Sixth corps, of the army of the Potomac, said of the bill: It is essentially the same as now organized in this army, and has been found to work admirably. General French, another corps commander of the army of th
can be named, specially, Hancock's and Whipple's division, the Irish brigade, and the whole of the regular infantry of the old United States army, the latter under Sykes. The enemy's loss in killed must have been very large. Each of the nights of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the enemy bore off large numbers. On Tuesday I walkions on both sides were confined to skirmishing of sharpshooters. We lost but one man during that day, but it is reported that we inflicted a loss upon the enemy (Sykes's division) of one hundred and fifty. Monday morning discovered the pickets of the enemy behind rifle-pits, constructed, during the night, along the edge of the ra pit left of the plank road, and the other remaining near, under the control of General Ransom, for any emergency. About seven P. M., the enemy, said to have been Sykes's division of regulars, again advanced, under cover of darkness, until opened on by our infantry below. My guns opened with canister and case-shot at the flashes
was deployed, the line of battle formed across the turnpike road — Semmes's brigade on the left, and those of Mahone, Wofford, and Perry, of Anderson's division, in the order here named, to the right, extending so as to cover the mine road; Jordan's battery on the mine turnpike. Our skirmishers were driven in. Fire was opened on our lines from a battery four or five hundred yards in front; and, after skirmishing to the right and left, the main assault was made on the left against Semmes by Sykes's regulars; but they were repulsed at every attempt. Before the first assault I sent to General Jackson, by my Aid-de-camp, that the enemy were in force in my immediate front, and were advancing, and that a larger force could be seen along the heights, about one mile or more to the rear, and that the country was favorable for a flank attack from his side. After the first assault I received answer from General Jackson to hold my position, and that he would advance or was advancing his artil