s Highlanders Outdone by North Carolinians. By Gen. Bradley T. Johnson.
With corrections and Additions by R. D. Stewart.
(An incident of the battle of Winchester, Va., that surpasses the 93d regiment's famous stand on the morning of Balaklava.—How General Robert D. Johnston repelled repeated charges of Yankee cavalry far outnumbering his attenuated brigade—as told by General Bradley T. Johnston.)
At the battle of Balaklava occurred an incident which Kinglake has painted in wordsBalaklava occurred an incident which Kinglake has painted in words, and thus immortalized.
The Highland brigade, the 42d, the Black Watch, the Cold Stream Guards, the Grenadiers, and the 93d, Sir Colin Campbell's old regiment, were in position which threw the 93d just along the crest of a slight rise of the ground.
The Russian artillery had become annoying, and the 93d lay down just behind the crest, where they were better sheltered and concealed.
A division of Russian horse was moving to the left of Sir Colin's whole line, and its head of column nearly
s to say of this event:
No language can tell the suffering of our brigade on that raid.
We were cold, wet, muddy, tired, sleepy and hungry.
Over icy mountains, slippery paths, rocks, logs, through rain, sleet, snow, mud, swamps, gullies, creeks, rivers, frost, forest and bullets we rode, walked, ran, stumbled, plunged, swam, traded, scrambled, climbed, charged, retreated, fought, bled, fell, drowned, and froze.
These brave and daring riders were not like the heroes of the charge at Balaklava, for nearly all of them lived to tell the story and receive a brand-new uniform as a present from the government for the inconvenience they had been subjected to.
Again, on the 1st day of May, 1864, General Averill made another raid.
His starting point was Charleston, and passing through Wyoming, Logan and Tazewell counties, on the 10th he arrived at Wytheville, when he again struck the railroad.
John Morgan and his raiders were close after them.
Averill was compelled to evade Morgan
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