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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Southern Historical Society Papers. (search)
o the commanders of the Virginia and Georgia brigades to move to the sailent and report to General Johnson. The troops moved promptly, the Virginia brigade (General Weisiger) in front. We rode on together, at the head of the column, General Mahone giving instructions to his officers and inquiring as to the condition of things atarp-shooters are commanded by Captain Wallace Broadbent. A few minutes after we take the recumbent position, Captain Drury A. Hinton, acting aid-de-camp to Colonel Weisiger, walks along the line and directs the regimental officers to instruct their men to reserve their fire until the enemy are reached. As soon as Captain Hintonn this brilliant action, increasing as time rolls on, will shine out in the imperishable records of the late war long after its actors shall have passed away. Weisiger was an impetuous, dashing man, among the bravest of the brave; Mahone, cool, courageous and able, was by nature fitted for generalship as few men are, and none k
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
claim. Colonel William J. Pegram told me that he receipted to General Weisiger for them as brought off the field of battle, and that he declit is true Lane was to lead the attack, and your brigade, under Colonel Weisiger, was to follow and support him, the route for the attacking cod as I could see no indications of an intention on the part of Colonel Weisiger to comply with my request, I ordered my command to fall back, to preserve anything like a line of battle. The request to Colonel Weisiger mentioned, was to move out of the woods and unite in the attack on the enemy, but Colonel Weisiger remained in the woods, and the brigade was not seriously engaged. During all this time you were not with) 1,571 Mahone's Division (Finegan's, Forney's, Harris', Sorel's, Weisiger's Brigades)3,493 Wilcox's Division (Lane's, McGowan's, Scales', Tbrigade, of Wilcox's division, and Mahone's own brigade (under Colonel Weisiger) were thrown to the front for the purpose of moving to the lef