the enemy then in motion.
It was too late.
I received a verbal order to charge the enemy's rear, and did so with some Alabama cavalry, about 150 strong, all that I had in that part of the field.
I was repulsed after sharp loss inflicted by infanenes through which the several companies of the battalion have passed in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Alabama.
You will be made more proud when the distinguished officers, who have been chosen for the task, will fire you with theiasm, by as highly intelligent and appreciative an auditory as often greets a speaker.
It was especially fitting that Alabama's soldier-Governor, the gallant General O'Neal, should preside on the occasion, and introduced General Lee, for he had c Atlanta, Jonesboro, Mill Creek gap, Columbia, Franklin, second Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Spanish Fort in Mobile bay, Alabama.
Meanwhile, at Petersburg, in our trenches,
We lay along the battery's side, Below the smoking cannon, But— The