of the Federals.
The General said when we put it in position, that we had no artillerists to manage it. I told him some of Rion's old company B, were among the pioneers and were drilled in artillery practice.
All right, go ahead.
This was the only gun used that day or the next, so far as I know, on our lines, and it did good service, as Mr. Alley testifies.
About the time General Hagood came to us and was endeavoring to establish the line down to the river, Captain Ward Hopkin's, Captain Walters', and perhaps some other companies, were marched to the front and towards the river, across the open field.
I was standing on the parapet of the fort watching them.
The Federals trained their guns upon them, and I saw these brave soldiers killed.
Along with them were Lieutenant Allemong and Sergeant Beckman.
I knew them all well.
Ward Hopkins was a classmate with me in the South Carolina College, and no more knightly spirit ever served the Confederacy.
Beckman and I had gone to th