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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Review of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
o fall back. The brigade continued to advance rapidly and as it commenced to descend the hill opposite the ridge on which the enemy was posted it encountered a most terrific fire of grape and shell on the left flank and grape and musketry in front, but mill it pressed forward at a double-quick until the bottom was reached, a distance of some seventy-five yards from the enemy's fortified position. Here the fire was singularly severe. Every field officer was either killed or wounded. Brig. Gen. Senter and his only Captain (Riddick) were both disabled by severe wounds. The brigade halted for a moment to return the enemy's fire, now very severe, and whilst halted was thrown into some confusion. Major-Gen. Pender, with a part of his staff, and Brig.-Gen. Scales, though suffering very much from a severe wound in the leg, soon rallied the brigade, which again pushed on to the charge, under command of Lieut. Colonel Gordon, 34th regiment N. C. T., driving the enemy through and beyond t