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a hole and a good battery on a hill behind him, and he will beat off three times his number, even if he is not a very good soldier.
August 25, 1864
There has been more fighting to-day.
Hancock, at Reams' station, was destroying the railroad (Weldon) and holding a position, also, for defence, having two of his divisions of infantry, besides Gregg's cavalry.
The Rebels sent down a large force to drive him off. They began attacking say about one o'clock and were severely repulsed, till evenintheir dead unburied and some wounded.
Accounts of the field show their loss to have been fearful, much greater than ours, which was not serious either in killed, wounded or prisoners.
Thus, all the strategic results lie with us, and we hold the Weldon road.
But I would not have you believe I was disposed to turn about and crow.
No! I do not so much mind the loss of the guns — a mere matter of prestige — but I do mind the fact that the 2d Corps men did not all fight as they should have fought