ning and a volley burst forth and struck the officers.
When the smoke lifted Longstreet and Jenkins were down — the former seriously wounded, and the latter killed outright.
As at Chancellorsville a year before and on the same battleground, a great captain of the Confederacy was shot down by his own men, and by accident, at the crisis of a battle.
Jackson lingered several days after Chancellorsville, while Longstreet recovered and lived to fight for the Confederacy till the surrender at Appomattox.
General Wadsworth, of Hancock's corps, was mortally wounded during the day, while making a daring assault on the Confederate works, at the head of his men.
During the afternoon, the Confederate attack upon Hancock's and Burnside's forces, which constituted nearly half the entire army, was so severe that the Federal lines began to give way. The combatants swayed back and forth;the Confederates seized the Federal breastworks repeatedly, only to be repulsed again and again.
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