ontinuation of the line of works charged and carried by General Upton on May 10th, and was considered to be the key to Lee's and ill success reached army headquarters, the Sixth Corps--Upton's brigade being in advance — was ordered to move with all prs, Captain Macfarlain commanding,--it being the advance of Upton's brigade,--to rise up, whereupon with hurrahs we went forward, cheered on by Colonel Upton, who had led us safe through the Wilderness.
It was not long before we reached an angle of r bolts, losing nearly one hundred of our gallant 95th. Colonel Upton saw at once that this point must be held at all hazardsrun up to the breastworks in a similar manner.--editors.
Upton's Brigade at the bloody angle.
after drawings by a Partici to keep the enemy from rising up. Captain John D. Fish, of Upton's staff, who had until this time performed valuable servicecomrades occasionally took advantage of the
Brevet Major-General Emory Upton, U. S. A. From a photograph. cessation to ge
n achieved at any point.
The fighting in the Wilderness had told heavily against us, as it must necessarily against an assaulting army in such a country.
A gleam of victory had come when the selected column of the Sixth Corps, under Russell and Upton, carried the works near Spotsylvania on the 10th of May.
Upton was promoted the next day by telegraph to be brigadier-general — an honor he had more than once deserved.--M. T. McM. I Failure elsewhere and conflicting orders had led to the abanUpton was promoted the next day by telegraph to be brigadier-general — an honor he had more than once deserved.--M. T. McM. I Failure elsewhere and conflicting orders had led to the abandonment of the works and the guns, and about one thousand prisoners remained as the sole fruits of the success.
On the 12th, at the Bloody Angle, Hancock had inspired the army with new hope, taking there also four thousand prisoners by a brilliant dash, but the slaughter that followed in holding the works all day had saddened his success.
Gloom and discouragement had taken hold of the army also, because of the death three days before of Sedgwick, an officer who would have been worth to that a