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1, or Lee's Mill retreat up the peninsula Williamsburg Hanover Court House Seven Pines Jackson's wonderful valley campaign. While ed. The next battle in Virginia was at Slash church, near Hanover Court House, on the 27th of May. This, with the exception of one regimeto join Jackson in the valley, but on its way was stopped at Hanover Court House, and kept on lookout duty there. General McClellan, expectire two guns served more handsomely. On their retreat toward Hanover Court House, this regiment found the enemy between it and the rest of thusetts and Sixty-second Pennsylvania were hurried back from toward Hanover. Their line of march threw them on Branch's left flank and rear, sed a very superior force of the enemy. Closely following Hanover Court House came Seven Pines, with a list of casualties at that time thought appalling. There, as at Hanover, an officer from North Carolina directed the fiercest and most protracted part of the contest; for, say
ght that the entire available Confederate force had been concentrated in front of Brook pike, where he had attacked, and that no force of Confederates was on the road from his camp to Richmond. He says: It was now 10 p. m. I at once determined to make another attempt to enter the city. His men were ordered to set out. Just, however, as they started, General Kilpatrick was informed by Colonel Sawyer, commanding his Second brigade, that his pickets had been driven in on the road from Hanover Court House. Kilpatrick's report continues: A few moments later he (Sawyer) sent me word that the enemy was advancing in force and rapidly driving in his people. I sent orders for him to throw out a strong line of skirmishers, and if possible charge the enemy and drive him back, as I intended to make this last effort to release our prisoners. Heavy musketry and carbine firing could now be heard, and a moment later the enemy opened with a battery. I was forced to recall my troops to resist this
early at right angles, not far from the famous Wilderness tavern. As General Grant's columns stretched out along the Germanna road, General Lee moved the corps of Ewell and A. P. Hill on the two parallel roads, to strike the Federal flank. General Longstreet's corps at the time of contact of these armies, May 5th, was distant a day's march. General Ewell's corps, moving on the turnpike, was diminished by the absence of Gen. R. D. Johnston's North Carolina brigade, then stationed at Hanover Court House, and by Hoke's North Carolina brigade, just then ordered up from North Carolina. Anderson's division of Hill's corps also was not present at the opening of the battle. So, says Colonel Venable of Lee's staff, on May 5th, General Lee had less than 28,000 infantry in hand. Richmond Address. The willingness of the great Confederate commander to do battle against such odds is an enduring tribute to the fighting qualities of his followers. In General Ewell's corps were these Nor
to General Lee's strategic power as Stuart's fall. General Gordon, trained under Stuart, and sharing his dash and reckless courage, was a model cavalry officer. Undaunted by difficulties and perils, equal to great physical hardships, undismayed by reverses, his men had implicit confidence in him, even as he had unwavering trust in his cavalry leader. Following Yellow tavern, came Hampton's great fight at Trevilian station, and sharp combats at Todd's tavern, White house, Haws' shop, Hanover and Ashland. In these, General Barringer says the cavalry was more and more following Forrest's example, and fighting on foot. The saber was giving place to the more deadly short rifle. The First, Second and Fifth were all active and daring in their service in these trying days. In June, Colonel Barringer was commissioned brigadier-general and assumed command of Gordon's brigade, and Lieutenant-Colonel Cowles became commander of the First regiment, as Colonel Cheek was away wounded.
g to Kinston, he was ordered to Virginia and his brigade was attached to A. P. Hill's famous light division. It was the first in the fight at Slash church (Hanover Court House), also the first to cross the Chickahominy and attack the Federals, beginning the Seven Days battles, in which the brigade fought at Mechanicsville, Cold Hacolonel being captured here, he subsequently had command of the regiment, and in that capacity participated with Branch's brigade in the Virginia battles of Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Frayser's Farm and Malvern Hill. With promotion to colonel he took part in the campaigns of Second Manassas and Sharpsburg.ton his command was complimented by General Holmes for being the first of the twelve months regiments to re-enlist for the war. He commanded his regiment at Hanover Court House when it was cut off by the overwhelming force under Fitz John Porter, and was praised by Generals Lee and Branch for the gallantry of the fight and the mast