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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
t. Having passed the creek, and getting close under the hill which the enemy occupied, Gen. J. M. Jones, who was on the right, reformed his line and advanced steadily up the hill to the attack; but before the brigade had proceeded very far Gen. Jones was wounded, and his senior Colonel being also shot about the same time, the brigade was for awhile without a commander, and was thrown into some confusion, and finally retired a short distance. The Louisiana brigade of General Nichols, (Col. J. M. Williams commanding,) conformed their movements to those of Gen. Jones's. On the extreme left General G H Stewart's brigade was more successful. Pushing around to the enemy's left, he enfiladed and drove the enemy from a breastwork they had built in order to defend their right flank, and which ran at right angles to the rest of their lines up the mountain side. The enemy, however, quickly moved forward a force in order to retake it, but were repulsed, our troops occupying their own breastwo