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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Review of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
the College, and, though they were easily dislodged, they continued to offer sufficient resistance to enable the artillerists to make off with their guns. It is needless to say that Col. Perrin and his gallant brigade deserve all credit for the manner and spirit with which this attack was conducted. The efficiency and value of the services of Col. P. have been fully recognized by the Government in the promotion of that officer to the rank of a Brigadier General; he being now in command of Wilcox's old brigade. The only reward which the officers and men of the brigade can ever receive must be found in the gratitude of their countrymen, and the consciousness on their part that they did their duty well and truly. Brig Gen. Scales on the left, with the left of his brigade resting upon the turnpike, after passing the division of Major Gen. Heth, charged a brigade of the enemy which was then engaged on the extreme left of Major Gen. Heth's division, upon the opposites side of the r