-holes (for the whole place was riddled with bullets and was being further riddled while we were there). From this position I saw Mahone's men lying down in the ravine.
I saw no troops to their right or left.
Suddenly they jumped up, and with a wild yell charged and carried the position occupied by the enemy north of the Crater.
I never saw a thing done so quickly.
Pegram and I yelled and clapped our hands and ran back and told our men. It was the first good news we had to tell that day. Tantum vidi, as the Roman says.
We pulled out of our position at sunset.
There may possibly have been, and I have no doubt but that there were, a few individual members of these Carolina regiments who charged along with Mahone's brigade, but if any organized body, or bodies of troops, made the charge along with the Virginians, this important fact has hitherto wholly escaped the attention of the men of this brigade.
That there was gross mismanagement on the part of the Federals, in not so ar