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ins of Wise county, Va.—all good shots and not excitable.
I could see the Yankees in front of us falling right and left.
I said to the boys: Draw low and fire at their knees; don't overshoot; keep steady; we will whip them.
I seemed to feel that we would whip them.
The four companies.
There were four companies of our regiment on our right.
My company was A, and belonged at the head of the regiment; but when on the march we walked so fast that the command could not keep up, and General Wharton put us back in the right centre.
Those companies on our right gave way one at a time, slowly falling back; they dropped down to try to stay under the shot and shell from the enemy that seemed to keep the air blue.
I called to the company next to mine to stand firm, as I was not going to run. My men always told me they never would run until I did, and I believed them.
The officer tried to hold his company, but could not. I saw something had to be done, and saw no officer of higher ra
tokes, John W., private, killed at Sharpsburg.
Sumntion, John, private lost an arm at Seven Pines (dead).
Sealock, C., private, captured (dead).
Sealock, James, private, captured (dead).
Vaught, George, private (dead).
Vincent, William M., private, killed at the Wilderness.
Vincent, Richard, private, wounded at Spotsylvania (dead).
Walker, James H., private, wounded and disabled at first and September 19, 1864 (living). Manassas; then a minister of the gospel (dead).
Wharton, Walton G., sergeant, a Mexican War veteran; went to artillery (dead).
Williams, David R.
Walters, John W., orderly sergeant, wounded May 6, 1864.
James Dickerson (colored), the officers' cook (living).
The following soldiers were from Albemarle County, Va., who joined Company D, 49th Virginia Regiment, at Harrisonburg, Va., October 25, 1864, and were brave and dutiful men, and fought February 6th at Hatcher's Run and the 25th of March, 1865, at Fort Steadman, in front of Peters