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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Extracts from the diary of Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Pressley, of the Twenty-Fifth South Carolina Volunteers. (search)
ls. On the line occupied by the enemy some of the trees were lite rally barked. I noticed one oak, about twelve or fifteen inches in diameter, which was very nearly shot down. The enemy's wounded had been carried off, but from seventy-five to one hundred of their dead remained to bear witness of the effect of the Confederate fire. There were nine dead and four wounded horses under the oaks on our side. The Confederates were commanded by Brigadier-General Walker, known afterwards as Live-Oak Walker. There was no pursuit of the enemy on their retreat, owing to the destruction of the bridge. No artillery or cavalry could be crossed in time to have been effective. Captain Joseph Blythe Allston was wounded in the early part of the fight, and he and two of his men assisting him reached the marsh after the bridge had been destroyed. They concealed themselves in the tall grass and the balls of both sides passed over them. Upon the retreat of the enemy they left their perilous situat